Welcome to Nursing at SDState
Whether you are attending college for the first time, considering a career change or you are a practicing nurse looking to take on more leadership responsibilities, we have a program for you.
Our faculty provide education with firsthand knowledge, and our research is impacting and changing communities in our region, nation and world.
Explore our programs
Bachelor of Science
With three options to choose from, the standard, accelerated or RN to BSN, you are sure to find a path to help you reach your goal.Learn more
Master of Science
With four specializations, the MSN is sure to have an option to help you reach your next career goal. Choose from the following: Nurse Administrator (online), Clinical Nurse Leader (online), Nurse Educator (online) or Family Nurse Practitioner (combination of on-campus and online course delivery).Learn more
A postgraduate certificate can help you take the next step in your career. Choose from: Clinical Nurse Leader (online delivery), Nurse Educator (online delivery), Family Nurse Practitioner (blended face-to-face and online delivery) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (online delivery).Learn more
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Two pathways make the DNP accessible. Choose Master's to DNP or Bachelor's to DNPLearn more
Doctor of Philosophy
Choose from two options, the 60-credit Ph.D. or 90-credit Ph.D. with specializations in health promotion/disease prevention in underserved and rural populations, health outcomes or nursing education.Learn more
The RN and LPN Refresher Courses are designed to help inactive RNs and LPNs review and update their nursing knowledge and skills.Learn more