The Accelerated Option is for students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in any field and wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The program takes 12 months to complete and starts once a year (January) at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs, and clinical rotations in Aberdeen and surrounding communities.
Before applying to the Accelerated Option, students must:
- apply to SDSU for general admission to the University;
- complete the pre-requisite courses listed on page two of the application checklist and verify course equivalences on the transfer equivalency site);
- complete two written essays in NursingCAS;
- meet the technical standards and eligibility requirements.
The application to the Aberdeen Accelerated Option is available at NursingCAS on March 1 each year. The priority application application deadline for the 2019 Accelerated BSN in Aberdeen is June 1, 2018. However, SDSU College of Nursing will accept applications in NursingCAS on a rolling basis until August 1, or until all seats in the program are filled.
In order to apply to SDSU's Accelerated Option, you must use NursingCAS, the nursing profession's online application service. Our accelerated applications for the Abderdeen site will be available on the new NursingCAS 3.0 applicaton. For any applicants who previously completed a NursingCAS application and plan to again, you will need to create a new account on the NursingCAS 3.0. Any previously submitted applications will be deleted from the NursingCAS system, so you will need to re-initiate the application process. However, once an account is created on the new NursingCAS 3.0 application, your ID number and application information will be available to you indefinitely.