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Required Courses

Accelerated B.S.N. Program

These tools are available to help you prepare, plan and complete your degree in a timely manner.

The academic advising guide sheet promotes student success by guiding all students to the timely completion of their degree. The plan also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in the program. Students are encouraged to be familiar with the required courses for their academic program and how they fit into the overall plan. Students should also update and review their plans at the end of each semester to identify which courses they need to take. This is for 2022-23.

Accelerated B.S.N. Guide Sheet

This curriculum is for students meeting the 2022-23 and after catalog requirements. For course descriptions, visit the Academic Catalog. Please note that of the eight pre-nursing courses, four must be complete with at least two of the remaining four in progress at the time of application for those wishing to attend the Rapid City and Aberdeen sites, and five of the eight pre-nursing courses must be complete with two of the remaining three in progress at the time of application for those wishing to attend the Sioux Falls site. All pre-nursing and general education courses must be completed and transcripts submitted prior to the start of the program in August (in Sioux Falls) or January (in Rapid City and Aberdeen). For details about coursework requirements and policies see the eligibility requirements.

Pre-Nursing Courses

  • HDFS 210 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • *SOC 100, 150 or 240 or ANTH 210(3 credits)
  • *CHEM 106/106L or CHEM 112/112L (4 credits)
  • BIOL 221/221L Human Anatomy/Lab (4 credits)
  • BIOL 325/325L Physiology/Lab (4 credits)
  • *MICR 231/231L General Microbiology/Lab (4 credits)
  • NUTR 315 Human Nutrition (3 credits)
  • *PSYC 101 General Psychology (3 credits)

System General Education Requirements (SGRs) and other courses

  • *SGR 1: Written Communication: any two eligible courses
  • *SGR 2: Oral Communication: any eligible course
  • *SGR 4: Arts & Humanities/Diversity: any two eligible courses
  • *SGR 5: Mathematics: MATH 103 or higher course

Nursing Major Requirements

  • NURS 234 Patient-Centered Care Concepts I (2 credits)
  • NURS 235 Clinical Application I (2 credits)
  • NURS 258/L Nursing Principles and Application I: Assess & Intervention (4 credits)
  • NURS 272 Professional Nursing Concepts I (2 credits)
  • NURS 323 Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • NURS 322 Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • NURS 334 Patient-Centered Care Concepts II (5 credits)
  • NURS 335 Clinical Application II (3 credits)
  • NURS 358/L Nursing Principles & Application II: Interventions (4 credits)
  • NURS 344 Patient-Centered Care Concepts II (5 credits)
  • NURS 345 Clinical Application II (3 credits)
  • NURS 347 Concept Synthesis I (1 credit)
  • NURS 360 Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
  • NURS 372 Professional Nursing Concepts II (2 credits)
  • NURS 434 Patient-Centered Care Concepts IV (5 credits)
  • NURS 435 Clinical Application IV (4 credits)
  • NURS 437 Concept Synthesis II (1 credit)
  • NURS 444/L Population-Centered Care Concepts (3 credits)
  • NURS 472 Professional Nursing Concepts II (3 credits)
  • NURS 495 Practicum Capstone (4 credits)

*System General Education Requirement (SGR): These requirements are common across the entire South Dakota Regental System. The College of Nursing requires specific courses for the following SGRs: 3 and 6.