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Nursing (B.S.N.) - Accelerated Program

The nursing program admits students who already have a 4-year degree to become nurses. Graduates are prepared to practice in both hospital and non-hospital settings and have the foundation for advanced study in nursing.  The curriculum includes university core requirements, major support courses in communication and the social, physical, and biological sciences, and nursing major courses. This education provides the foundation for the development of professional knowledge, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, leadership skills and pursuit of high standards in health care to influence quality health outcomes.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Like to work with others and help people
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have an aptitude in science and math
  • Are interested in caring for people's health
  • Are a good problem solver

Career Opportunities

  • Nurse
  • Nurse practitioner (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse anesthetist (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse educator (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse leader (requires additional educational preparation)

Recent Employers

  • Avera Health
  • Regional Health
  • Sanford Health
  • VA Health Care Systems
  • Mayo Clinic

Internship Opportunities

  • Avera Health
  • Regional Health
  • Sanford Health
  • VA Health Care Systems
  • Mayo Clinic

Suggested Minors

  • Health Science
  • Health Communication
  • Gerontology
  • Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies

Clubs and Organizations

  • Student Nurses’ Association

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.