About the Program
The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program at our Sioux Falls site, which we also offer at our Aberdeen site and our Rapid City site, 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. In Sioux Falls, the program starts in August. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs and clinical rotations in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. Classes meet on the campus of Southeast Technical Institute in the Terrance Sullivan Health Science Center, part of the Community College for Sioux Falls.
- Important Application Information
Before applying to the accelerated B.S.N. program, students must:
- Apply to SDSU for general admission to the university.
- Complete the pre-requisite courses listed the curriculum plan (you can verify course equivalences on the transfer equivalency site).
- Meet the technical standards and eligibility requirements.
Please call or email our academic advisor in Sioux Falls if you have any questions.
- Tuition & Financial Aid
Price per credit
Est. curriculum cost
South Dakota Residents $409
South Dakota Advantage
(IA, NE, ND, CO, MT, WY)
» Estimated cost is based on 2020-2021 BOR tuition/fees.
» Additional costs will be incurred throughout the B.S.N. program, including but not limited to textbooks.
- Application Deadline
The application to the accelerated B.S.N. program in Sioux Falls is available on NursingCAS by October 15 each year. The priority deadline is January 25.
Once all applications are reviewed, eligible applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. Interviews are typically done in early April.
- Technology & Compliance Requirements
Admitted students must:
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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.