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Accelerated B.S.N. Program - Rapid City

About the Program

The accelerated program is offered in addition to our standard B.S.N program in Rapid City. The accelerated B.S.N. program at our Rapid City site, which we also offer in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, is designed 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 Rapid City site, the program starts in January. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs and clinical rotations in Rapid City and surrounding communities. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs and clinical rotations in Rapid City and surrounding communities. Classes meet at Black Hills State University, Rapid City campus. Simulation skills lab and simulation experiences are held at the Monument Health Sciences building.

Main Information 

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

The application to the accelerated B.S.N. program in Rapid City is available on NursingCAS around March 1 each year. The deadline is June 1. Any changes or updates to this deadline can be found on the application page.

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

Tuition Information

StatePrice per creditEst. curriculum cost
South Dakota Residents$408


South Dakota Advantage
(Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming)






Minnesota Reciprocity



» Estimated cost is based on 2022-2023 BOR tuition/fees.

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

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.

Admitted students must:

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