South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota 57007
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree ams
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Are you ready to further your education as a professional nurse? SDSU offers an online option so you can achieve a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree while managing your family and work responsibilities.
With this program, you will have the opportunity to:
enhance high-quality care for patients
improve healthcare for rural populations
emphasize the nurse's role in today's healthcare system
facilitate personal development as a leader in professional nursing
BSN Program Details
The Standard Option is a four-year nursing program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Pre-nursing students are admitted to the nursing major in both the Fall and Spring semesters, once all pre-requisite courses are completed or in progress. The nursing major coursework can be completed in five semesters (or two and one half years).
MSN Program Details
The Department of Graduate Nursing offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing. The student may choose from following specializations:
-Clinical Nursing Leadership (Clinical Nurse Leader Emphasis or Administrator Emphasis)
In addition, there is a post-master's certificate program available for the Nurse Educator.
All programs are available on a part time basis (number of semesters is based on specialization). The majority of the program is delivered online; however, on-site time is also required.
RN to MSN Program Details
Registered nurses (RN's) interested in graduate nursing preparation select RN-MS or RN-DNP. This option allows RN's interested in graduate nursing preparation to continue advancing their nursing education by requesting RN-MS or RN-DNP, master's degree and doctoral degree preparation for RN's.
Eligible RN's can request approval to substitute 2 required graduate level nursing courses as part of the baccalaureate nursing curriculum. Approval to substitute courses does not guarantee admission to the graduate school at SDSU, or the graduate nursing program. Formal application to the Graduate Program is made in the final spring semester of baccalaureate nursing. Please review the graduate nursing website to view complete curriculum for each of the 9 specialization areas at SDSU.
-3.0-3.3 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale, completion of approved statistics course within 5 years of application to graduate school
-All other baccalaureate admission requirements
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
This program was established in 2009. The program was developed in response to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing. The position statement supported moving the preparation of advanced practice nurses from the Master's degree level to the Doctoral level by the year 2015.
The purpose of the DNP program is to prepare Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) to transform clinical practice as expert clinicians and leaders with a special focus on rural and underserved populations.
South Dakota State University - Graduate Nursing Program offers two program options:
Bachelor's to DNP Option
Master's to DNP Option