You can obtain your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree by completing courses over a 4-semester period. The accelerated option is designed for students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree and desire to pursue a career in the nursing field.


Complete Application to the USF School of Nursing

Your application to the USF School of Nursing serves as your Application for Admission to the University of Sioux Falls.

Complete the Accelerated Nursing Application. Priority accelerated program applications will be accepted beginning March 1st with a submission deadline of July 15 and a notification of admission status by August 15th. Applications are welcomed after the July 15 priority deadline and will be reviewed as space allows.

Within the application, you will be required to supply three Professional References. Each of your professional references will submit their reference form directly to USF on your behalf. 


Request Official Transcripts

Request official transcript(s) from every college or university you have attended to be sent directly to the USF School of Nursing. Official transcript(s) must be received either by email or in a sealed envelope and contain the embossed seal of the college or university and the signature of the Registrar. Faxed copies are not considered official.

If you have been previously admitted to the University of Sioux Falls, you need only request official transcripts for transfer courses not already recorded on your USF transcript.

Submission by mail:

School of Nursing
University of Sioux Falls
1101 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Submission by email:

Students Actively Enrolled in Courses:

Students actively enrolled in courses should request official transcripts once final grades have been posted. This will eliminate the need to order another set of transcripts.

Recommended Process:

  • Submit UNOFFICIAL transcripts for evaluation before final grades have been posted.
  • Submit OFFICIAL transcripts once final grades have been posted.

Proof of English Proficiency

All applicants of the University of Sioux Falls Accelerated Nursing Program whose language of nurture is not English must demonstrate English competency with acceptable test scores or educational background.


  • Minimum TOEFL score: Composite Score: 84 | Speaking Score: 26
  • Minimum IELTS score:  Band Score: 6.5 | Minimum Score in Any One Module: 6.0

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States college or university.