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Nursing (M.S.)

Select from four specializations. 

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SDSU helps nurses exceed current standards of healthcare excellence. Our program is both elite and competitive, requiring a minimum of 1500 hours of practice as a registered nurse prior to enrollment in the first clinical nursing course and licensure as an RN prior to enrollment in the first graduate nursing course. With exemplary training and job placement for our graduates, the Master’s in Nursing offers several options for taking your nursing career to new, meaningful places.

Clinical Nurse Leader

Prepares graduates for coordination of care and clinical leadership in all health care settings. The graduate demonstrates skills in managing microsystems of care and is prepared to implement outcomes-based practice and quality improvement strategies. Program requirements >>

On-site time is required for Nurs 631/631L – Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan & Lab.

Nurse Administrator

Prepares graduates to utilize concepts and theories from nursing management and health administration and to assume leadership positions in health care agencies.  The graduate demonstrates skills in personnel management and budgetary resources. Program requirements >>

On-site time is required for Nurs 631/631L – Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan & Lab. 

Nurse Educator 

Utilize theories of teaching and learning in a variety of settings with emphasis on nursing education. Spend time developing your ability to plan, implement and evaluate nursing education programs. Program requirements >>

On-site time is required for Nurs 631/631L – Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan & Lab. 

Family Nurse Practitioner

Equipping you to provide highly skilled point-of-care coordination for acutely ill, complex patients. Your experience will give you opportunities to grow in offering care to people across the lifespan and coordinating care across the health care system.

A blend of online and face-to-face course delivery ensures convenience and accessibility. Students complete a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical practice preceptorship. Program requirements >>

On-site time is required for Nurs 631/631L – Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan & Lab.


Professional Certification/Licensure

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Questions regarding Professional Certification/Licensure can also be directed to Continuing and Distance Education here.


PROGRAM CONTACT

Anna Atteberry-Gustafson, MS, RN
Assistant Director, Nursing Student Services
Graduate Program
Phone: 605-367-5636
Email: anna.atteberry@sdstate.edu

SDSU CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION

Phone: 605-688-4154
Email: sdsu.distance@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/online

SDSU GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Phone: 605-688-4181
Email: gradschl@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/graduate