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Department of Graduate Nursing

We're accepting applications for our graduate nursing programs,

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. While completing a graduate nursing degree with SDSU:

  • Employment can be maintained while in school.
  • Learning activities and projects can be scheduled around life.
  • Assistance is provided with coordinating clinical and/or practicum requirements.
  • Course schedules will include fall, spring and summer requirements.

Select Your Program

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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Badge for Best RN to B.S.N. Program in South Dakota

Websites rank SDSU nursing programs among best in state, nation

South Dakota State University has claimed the top spots in three rankings of South Dakota's best, most affordable and fastest online RN to B.S.N. — registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing — programs.

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.

State ranked among top 50 best value DNP programs

Citing the impact South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing made on the state’s health-care system as one of its factors, ValueColleges listed the college as the nation’s 21st-ranked in its Top 50 Best Value DNP Programs of 2016.