Accelerated Option: Sioux Falls

The Accelerated Option is for students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in any field and wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The program takes 12 months to complete and starts once a year (August) at University Center in Sioux Falls. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs, and clinical rotations in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. 

Our application checklist and FAQ further explain the admission process: pre-requisite courses are listed on the second page. View the complete curriculum plan for more information on courses, too. 

Application Requirements

Before applying to the Accelerated Option, keep in mind that students must:

NursingCAS Information

In order to apply to SDSU's Accelerated Option, you must use NursingCAS, the nursing professionals online application service.

Application to the Accelerated Option is available at NursingCAS, starting October 15th each year, with a deadline of January 25 for the following Fall program (August). Please refer to the NursingCAS application directions to complete your application. For any questions you have in regards to the program, email or call our pre-nursing advisor. Once all applications are reviewed, eligible applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. Interviews are typically done in early April. 

For any applicants who previously completed a NursingCAS application on the NursingCAS 3.0, your ID number and application information will be available to you indefinitely.