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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) at USF

The University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota gives you the chance to change your life and change careers with an accelerated nursing degree program. If you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, but you want to add a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) to your resume, you’re in the best spot to learn more about USF’s accelerated nursing program.

There is a good chance that your goals for considering accelerated nursing programs are quite different than first-time college students. We understand that– and a whole lot more! USF can help you earn your B.S.N.

Why Choose USF’s Accelerated Nursing Program?

USF’s Accelerated Nursing Program is an intensive B.S.N. degree program, with your nursing courses offered in a compressed time frame and format.

Classes start every January. USF accepts Accelerated Nursing Program students once a year, with a new group of nursing students starting classes each January. In just 4 semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring) of accelerated nursing classes, you can change your career and become a Registered Nurse with a B.S.N. degree. 

Find Christian fellowship, support and respect. You’ll find a nurturing and faithful learning environment at USF. As a Christian university, USF encourages a Christian community across all of our liberal arts majors and degrees, including this Accelerated Nursing Program.

Gain extensive clinical experience with patient contact beginning in your first semester in USF’s Accelerated Nursing Program. This includes taking part in clinical nursing experiences in all areas of nursing practice and across the life span of patients.

Use simulation technology in USF’s nursing classrooms and during clinical rotations. Your classroom instruction on our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, takes place in our state-of-the-art nursing facilities, which include the best nursing simulation technology, as you earn your accelerated nursing degree.

Choose USF for your Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and enhance your Christian faith at the same time. Don’t just earn your nursing degree. Be a better person and nurse.

You’ll find the Christian foundation of your USF accelerated nursing degree program meaningful. Healthcare organizations of all sizes need nursing leaders with strong clinical knowledge and ethics. No matter what nursing challenge you face, you’ll always have the reputation of an accredited Christian university behind you.

USF’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Program Prerequisite Courses

Before being admitted to USF’s Accelerated Nursing Program, prospective students need to show proof of successful completion of these college-level prerequisites (earning a C- or better).

Anatomy with a lab

General Chemistry I with a lab

Physiology with a lab

General Chemistry II with a lab or Organic/Biochemistry with a lab

Microbiology with a lab

General Psychology

Nutrition

Developmental Psychology or Family Development Course

USF’s Accelerated Nursing Program faculty and admissions counselors can help you assess your past college courses to use toward satisfying these prerequisites. USF evaluates the recency of these courses on an individual basis.

Students taking six or more credits may be eligible for financial aid while working on their prerequisite courses. If you are advised to do so, complete the Pre-Professional Nursing Application for Admission.

USF’s Accelerated Nursing Program Admission Requirements

You are eligible to apply for USF’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program, if you meet the following criteria:

  • You already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field of study.
  • You earned a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA from all previous college courses.
  • You earned a minimum of 2.75 GPA in the required Accelerated Nursing Program prerequisite courses, noted above.
  • You’ve completed the Accelerated Degree in Nursing application for admission.
  • You’ve submitted three professional references.
  • You’ve passed a comprehensive background check.
  • In some cases, you may be asked to complete an on-campus interview prior to admission to USF’s Accelerated Nursing Program.

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