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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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What is the accelerated B.S.N. program?

The accelerated program allows you to earn you Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) in as little as 12 months. The program is offered in Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

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12 months

Clinical Hours


2023 NCLEX-RN Pass Rate For First Time Takers*


*Students who tested in 2023; As reported by NCLEX® Program Report, 2023-2024.

Cost Per Credit Hour


*Lowest credit hour price

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the program, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice (cross-curricular skill: critical and creative thinking).
  • Integrate effective leadership skills to improve the quality of health care (cross-curricular skill: teamwork, diversity, inclusion and equity).
  • Incorporate evidence-based practice (cross-curricular skill: inquiry and analysis; critical and creative thinking).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in patient care technologies and informatics (cross-curricular skill: information literacy).
  • Evaluate the implications of health policy and health care delivery systems on the professional nursing practice environment.
  • Integrate effective interprofessional communication and collaboration into professional nursing practice (cross-curricular skill: teamwork).
  • Integrate behaviors that reflect nursing values and professional standards into practice (cross-curricular skill: ethical reasoning; diversity, inclusion and equity).
  • Provide patient-centered, quality care (cross-curricular skill: diversity, inclusion and equity).
  • Improve population health through health promotion and disease prevention.