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Accelerated B.S.N. Program - Aberdeen

About the Program

The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program at our Aberdeen site, which we also offer in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, is for students who have completed a bachelor's degree in any field and wish to obtain a B.S.N. The program takes 12 months to complete and starts once a year. At the Aberdeen site, the program starts in January. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs and clinical rotations in Aberdeen and surrounding communities. Classes meet on the campus of Northern State University.

    Main Information 

    Important Application Dates & Information

    Before applying to the accelerated B.S.N. program, you must:

    The application to the accelerated B.S.N. program in Aberdeen is available on NursingCAS on March 1 each year. The priority deadline is June 1, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until September 1 or until the program is filled with qualified applicants.

    Check out our FAQs or please email or call our academic advisor in Aberdeen if you have any questions.

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition Information

     Price per credit

    Est. curriculum cost

    South Dakota Residents$407


    South Dakota Advantage
    (IA, NE, ND, CO, MT, WY)






    Minnesota Reciprocity



    » Estimated cost is based on 2019-2020 BOR tuition/fees.

    » Additional costs will be incurred throughout the B.S.N. program, including but not limited to textbooks.

    Financial Aid

    SDSU is committed to helping students find the resources available to help pay for college — our Office of Financial Aid is here for you.

    Technology & Compliance Requirements

    Admitted students must purchase a laptop computer that meets our computer requirement (unless you already have one) and complete the undergraduate nursing compliance requirements.

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    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.

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