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“I attended the online RN to BSN program through USD for the last 4 semesters. The great experiences I hadmy rst time around attending USD campus for my ASN droveme straight back to USD. While working 40 hours per week, I was able to manage 2 nursing courses and one extra course almost every semester. They worked aroundmy schedule and were easily accessible for questions. The relationships I built withmy classmates through group projects has continued after graduation and they have become good friends. I have grown somuch throughout this programand that growth has been re ected inmy career advancements. I cannot thank the programenough for the guidance and development they have givenme. If you are looking for a program that works with your current life, you have found it!” UNI VERS I T Y OF SOUTH DAKOTA ONL INE • 800 233 7937 11 Victorria Voegeli, BSN, RN, CCM Dusty Alan Dvoracek Avera McKennan Hospital Sioux Falls, South Dakota RN BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING “I cannot thank USD Nursing enough for the professional and academic level that I have acheived since graduating from USD nursing. I graduated, started in ICU, and eventually traveled all over the country including Central Texas and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina while nishing my BSN online. Thank you USD Nursing for the dedication to unlimited success!” Online MSW Ranked 10 MOST AFFORDABLE by OnlineU.org CERTIFICATES • Addiction Counseling & Prevention (UGCert/GradCert) • Child & Adult Advocacy Studies (GradCert) • Health Care Analytics (UGCert) • Public Health (GradCert) TOP ONLINE MPH PROGRAM by EduMed nd
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