The University of Sioux Falls School of Nursing received full accreditation from the Commission for Collegiate Nursing for the next five years.

The accreditation comes after the nursing department's first accelerated nursing program started last year.

"This is a major accomplishment and is important to applicants seeking admission to the program," USF nursing director Barbara Vallenga said in a news release.
Students from the first year of the accelerated nursing program will post a 100 percent graduation rate.

Applications for the nursing program are being accepted. Go to or call 331-6697 for information.