About the Program
Starting in January 2021, we will offer our accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) in Rapid City. The accelerated program will be offered in addition to our standard B.S.N program in Rapid City.
Ready to build your future with an Accelerated B.S.N. degree? Get ready to bring your “A” game:
- Ambition: Our accelerated B.S.N. program in Rapid City is for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in any field. Class size is limited to 40 students. Here’s how the program works.
- Accomplishment: You’ll study much faster compared to our traditional B.S.N. program. This intensive program takes just 12 months to complete and starts once a year. In Rapid City, the program starts in January. Pre-requisite courses are required.
- Achievement: You’ll be challenged and supported every step of the way. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs and clinical rotations in Rapid City and surrounding communities. Classes meet at the Monument Health Sciences Building in Rapid City.
- Important Application Dates & Information
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 on March 1 each year. The priority deadline is June 1, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until August 15 or until the program is filled with qualified applicants.
- Tuition & Financial Aid
Price per credit
Est. curriculum cost
South Dakota Residents $407
South Dakota Advantage
(IA, NE, ND, CO, MT, WY)
» 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.
- Technology & Compliance Requirements
Admitted students must:
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.