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.
Before applying to the accelerated B.S.N. program, you must:
- Apply to SDSU for general admission to the university
- Complete the pre-requisite courses listed on the curriculum plan (you can verify course equivalences on the transfer equivalency site)
- Meet the technical standards and eligibility requirements.
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.
|State||Price per credit||Est. curriculum cost|
|South Dakota Residents||$408|
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» 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.
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:
- purchase a laptop computer that meets our computer requirement (unless you already have one) and
- complete the undergraduate nursing compliance requirements.