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SDSU helps nurses exceed current standards of healthcare excellence through innovative and exemplary graduate education. The Master’s in Nursing - Nurse Educator (online) at South Dakota State University offers several options for taking your nursing career to new and meaningful settings where you will make a significant professional impact.

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The Nurse Educator Specialization prepares you to utilize theories of teaching and learning in a variety of settings with emphasis on nursing education. You will spend time developing your ability to plan, implement and evaluate nursing education programs. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for the NLN (National League of Nursing) CNE (Certified Nurse Educator) certification exam.

This  Nursing - Nurse Educator (online) at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Value teamwork
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are a good problem solver
  • Have a passion for teaching others

Career Opportunities

  • Academic Nurse Educator in a 2-year or 4-year setting
  • Clinical Nurse Educator in a hospital or clinical agency setting

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Foundations of Advanced Nursing 
  • Role Development of the Nurse Educator
  • Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan - Application to Advanced Practice Nursing 
  • Research in Nursing and Health Care
  • Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan for the CNL/Nurse Educator 
  • Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics 
  •  Cultural Competence in Health Care

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35 alternative credits

35-40 credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE Accredited program with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the United States or its’ territories prior to enrollment in first graduate nursing course.
  • Completed approved statistical methods course within the past 5 years.
  • Completed and verified application to the Graduate Nursing program via NursingCAS website.
  • Compliance requirements: Background check, FBI rolled fingerprint, drug screen, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, ACLS certification for FNP specialization, professional liability insurance, influenza vaccine, and TB test.
  • Interview with graduate faculty for FNP specialization only.

Work experience

  • 1500 hours of documented nursing practice experience prior to the first clinical lab or within the first program year.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    465 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 465 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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