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Master of Science in Nursing

The Department of Graduate Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. The student may choose from the following specializations: 

Nurse Administrator

Clinical Nurse Leader

Nurse Educator

Family Nurse Practitioner 


Certification Eligibility

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Announcement

The South Dakota State University Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program has met ANCC's certification eligibility educational requirements.

Students who complete these programs have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification in the respective role and population.

Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification" (ANCC, December 14, 2016).