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Department of Graduate Nursing

Online Graduate Nursing Programs

What are you hoping to accomplish through your graduate nursing program? Career advancement is probably a key factor in your decision to further your nursing education. Of course, furthering your education can also lead to higher earnings and increased job satisfaction. You can also expand your professional network. Our graduate programs offer the flexibility needed to reach your goals by delivering coursework online; select classes may require on-campus visits.

Ready to take the next step? We are now accepting applications for fall 2023.

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No matter the program you choose, our nursing student services team is here to help you develop an individualized plan to meet your goals. Considering an APRN program? Check out the APRN FAQs.

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SDSU prof to study palliative care, end-stage renal disease

Brandon Varilek, assistant professor in South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing, has received a grant to study palliative care use, kidney transplant rates, and explore survival statistics among American Indians with end-stage renal disease caused by diabetes.

'Between Classes' | #SDState Podcast | (Ep. 58 - Nursing at SDSU)

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the United States with nearly 4 million nurses. The job demand is increasing for registered nurses, nurse practitioners and more. #SDState offers both bachelor's and graduate degrees in nursing fields as well as refresher courses. There are a variety of options to complete coursework, across four South Dakota locations and online.

National League for Nursing names SDSU a Center of Excellence

South Dakota State University's College of Nursing has been designated a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence for the 2022-2026 term.