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2020-2021 Graduate Nursing Handbook


mary minton

Welcome to Graduate Nursing at South Dakota State University! This handbook is a comprehensive document developed for students, academic advisors, and faculty advisors to reflect the mission and philosophy of the College of Nursing as well as information on the program options offered: Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science, and Post-Graduate Certificate programs.

Information on coursework requirements, advising, financial aid, professional organizations, and policies and procedures are included. Students will utilize this handbook in conjunction with other SDSU publications (Graduate Catalog, Graduate School website, College of Nursing website, and current coursework schedules) to facilitate progression in their respective program option within the Graduate Nursing program.

Melinda Tinkle, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean for Academic Programs/Associate Professor
August 2020

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