NSU grads eligible for guaranteed admission into SDSU Accelerated Nursing Program

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Thanks to a new agreement, Northern State University graduates will now be eligible for guaranteed acceptance into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from SDSU located in Aberdeen.

The  guaranteed admission agreement between Northern and South Dakota State University was recently approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

“This agreement is fantastic news for Northern's pre-nursing students,” said Dr. Amy Dolan, NSU Assistant Professor of Biology and faculty pre-nursing advisor. “It will make it easier for students to plan for their post-graduate education and career paths while taking advantage of the small class sizes and fantastic faculty and facilities here at Northern.”

The agreement came about from the collaborative work of Dr. Alyssa Kiesow, Dean of the NSU College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Linda Burdette, Assistant Dean of the SDSU College of Nursing - Aberdeen; and Dr. Mary Anne Krough, Dean of the SDSU College of Nursing.

“This is another agreement where SDSU and NSU have partnered to streamline the process of obtaining two degrees,” Kiesow said. “Our collaboration continues to flourish, and this is another way to help strengthen the relationship between SDSU and NSU while allowing students to benefit.”

To be eligible for the new guaranteed admission program, students must:

  • Graduate from Northern with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Complete necessary prerequisite coursework.
  • Meet all admission requirements stipulated in the SDSU catalog.

For more information about the NSU-SDSU Accelerated Nursing Program, contact academic advisor Sara Olson at sara.olson@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.