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Online Graduate Nursing

Take Your Nursing Career Further

SDState helps you go beyond 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 license as an RN prior to enrollment in the first graduate nursing course. With exemplary training and job placement for graduates, our Master's in Nursing program offers several options for taking your career to new levels.

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Why Get A Master's In Nursing?

Nursing is a calling. You get to help people live healthier lives and it's a profession that's in high demand. A Master's in Nursing degree opens doors for better job prospects, better pay and personal satisfaction. At SDState you can enjoy the flexibility of learning in your time with all the benefits of on campus learning.

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Undecided? Or ready to explore your future? Our team is ready to talk about what makes online Graduate Nursing especially ideal for you. Please fill out the form for more information about online Graduate Nursing programs.

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Choose Your Path

SDState offers three specializations:

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Clinical Nurse Leader

Prepares you for the coordination of care and clinical leadership. Learn skills in managing microsystems of care and implement outcomes-based practice and quality improvement strategies.


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Nurse Administrator

Prepares you to use concepts and theories from nursing management and health administration and to assume leadership positions. Gain skills in personnel management and budgetary resources.


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Nurse Educator

Use theories of teaching and learning in a variety of setting with emphasis on nursing education. Develop your ability to plan, implement and evaluate nursing education programs.


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SDState ranked among top 25 best value RN to BSN programs

Citing the reach of South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing as one of its factors, Great Value Colleges listed the college as the nation’s 23rd-ranked institution in its Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs.