DNP Programs in South Dakota (SD)
If you are a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse in the Mount Rushmore State wanting to take your career to the next level, you are in luck. You can earn a nationally accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in South Dakota without having to leave the state.
South Dakota State University
College of Nursing
South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing offers two pathways for students seeking to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. They offer both a BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP pathway.
Students in the BSN to DNP program can choose from several specializations:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (joint program with University of Missouri – Kansas City)
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (joint program with University of Missouri – Columbia)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (joint program with University of Missouri – Columbia
- Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (joint program with University of Missouri – Columbia
Applicants to the BSN to DNP program must possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. Their minimum cumulative GPA must be a 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale. And they must have an unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
The MSN to DNP program is designed has two tracks. One post-Master’s program is for nurses whose MSN included advanced practice nursing specializations (i.e. those who are Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists). The other is for those whose MSN did not include an advanced practice nursing specialization but who are pursuing the DNP with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.
All applicants to the SDSU MSN to DNP program must have a Master of Science in Nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. For those with a clinically focused MSN, they must have a current national certification as a Nurse Practitioner. They must have an unencumbered license as a registered nurse. A minimum 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale is also required.
Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
South Dakota Board of Nursing
SDSU Graduate Nursing Department
Wagner Hall 217, Box 2275
Brookings, SC 57007