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Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

South Dakota State University

M.Sc. Blended
24 months
465 USD/credit
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SDSU helps nurses exceed current standards of healthcare excellence.  With exemplary training and job placement for our graduates, the Master’s in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner at South Dakota State University offers several options for taking your nursing career to new, meaningful places.

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The Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization prepares you to deliver evidence-based direct patient care at an advanced practice level to individuals across the lifespan in primary care settings with an emphasis on rural healthcare.

This Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Like to collaborate with others
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are interested in caring for people's health
  • Are an effective problem solver

Career Opportunities

  • Family nurse practitioner in primary care settings


The master’s degree in nursing at South Dakota State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Foundations of Advanced Nursing 
  •  Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan - Application to Advanced Practice Nursing 
  • Research in Nursing and Health Care
  •  Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan 
  • Advanced Assessment - Lifespan Clinical Laboratory 
  • Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics 
  •  Advanced Concepts in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




58 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
  • 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 
  • Completion of a written response to questions regarding educational goals, scholarly practice interest and desired practice career.

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 24 months.


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Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
South Dakota State University