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Nursing (D.N.P.) (Post Master's to D.N.P. - NP, CRNA, CNS, and CNM)

South Dakota State University

647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
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The Nursing (D.N.P.) (Post Master's to D.N.P. - NP, CRNA, CNS, and CNM) program at South Dakota State University prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to transform clinical practice as expert clinicians and leaders with a special focus on rural and underserved populations.


Graduates of the Nursing (D.N.P.) (Post Master's to D.N.P. - NP, CRNA, CNS, and CNM) program at South Dakota State University will learn skills needed to produce and implement valuable evidence to transform practice.  Graduates are prepared to work collaboratively with rural communities to reduce health disparities.

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold master's degree in nursing
  • Hold APRN Certification
  • Like to collaborate with others
  • Have strong communication skills and are an effective problem solver
  • Are interested in caring for people's health

Career Opportunities

  • CNM
  • CNS
  • CNP
  • CRNA

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Transformational Leadership in Nursing 
  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics: Advanced Concepts 
  • Clinical Epidemiology: Advanced Concepts
  • Ethical Issues Influencing Practice and Research in Health
  • Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Care 
  • Translational Research in Health Care

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31 alternative credits

31-36 Credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States (This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
  • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 647 USD per credit during  .
  • National

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 336 USD per credit during  .

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Nursing (D.N.P.) (Post Master's to D.N.P. - NP, CRNA, CNS, and CNM)
South Dakota State University


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