South Dakota State University’s online nursing doctorate program has been ranked among the top programs of 2022 by PhDs.Me, a website that provides resources for students interested in Ph.D. programs. Approximately one percent of U.S. colleges and universities qualified for the annual ranking.
SDSU ranked tenth nationally.
PhDs.Me uses a methodology that accounts for active regional accreditation by the U.S. Department of Education and offers at least one partially or fully online program in the subject area.
“We set out to find the online doctorate programs that give students the best chance for academic and professional success,” said Michael Steagall, outreach manager for PhDs.Me. “This means schools and programs with the tuition rates, support services and accreditation that advanced students need to graduate and grow their careers.”
The DNP program at SDSU prepares advanced practice registered nurses to serve as clinicians and leaders to deliver patient care at an advanced practice in primary care settings. Currently, graduates are placed with more than 200 partners in local and regional clinical settings.
“We are pleased that our Doctor of Nursing Practice is ranked among the best nationally,” said Mary Anne Krogh, dean of the College of Nursing. “We continue to educate nurses at all stages of their careers to support our healthcare needs in the state, region and even beyond. SDSU graduates are some of the best prepared in the United State to enter the workforce and have a positive impact on the communities they serve.
Launched in 2019, PhDs.Me ranks programs based on weighted factors including academic counseling, student to faculty ratio, tuition and fees, job placement services, and number of students enrolled in online programs.