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Sara Olson, NSU Pre-Nursing & NSU/SDSU Accelerated Nursing Advisor
MeWaldt-Jensen 320
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2427
E-mail: Sara Olson
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Accelerated Nursing Program
​Want a fast track into nursing, where you'll bring your desire to help and heal to the dynamic, growing healthcare industry? If you've earned a bachelor's degree in ANY field, Northern and South Dakota State University can get you into nursing in just 1 year.
The Accelerated Nursing Program is for people who have completed a bachelor's degree and wish to obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing. You'll apply in September for the program, which starts each January.
With this degree, you'll learn to provide high-quality care as a professional nurse. You'll be prepared to work in a variety of settings, helping people with complex medical issues.
Classes and labs will be held on campus at Northern, while clinicals will be completed in Aberdeen at Sanford Hospital, Avera St. Lukes, or surrounding community hospitals.
Selected intensive experiences will take place in other South Dakota communities.
For information and answers, contact the advisor (at left) or visit the Faculty and Staff Page. 
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South Dakota State University’s Accelerated Nursing Program is offered in cooperation with and on the campus of Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing.