RN to MSN Programs in South Dakota

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in South Dakota

There are 2 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in South Dakota in our online directory, and both programs are CCNE accredited. 100% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

The South Dakota Board of Nursing has provided a list of approved undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Many universities in South Dakota have RN to MSN programs as well as BSN to MSN programs. Typical MSN programs are based on nursing education, professional, and practice standards.

Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing

MSN programs in the state of South Dakota are composed of theory courses and practical experience. Clinical hours vary per program. MSN curriculum includes courses on leadership, policy development, nursing research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice. Legal and ethical courses are also often included. Pharmacology classes are offered to meet prescribing privilege requirements.

- Campbellsville University: Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- George Mason University: MSN-FNP
- Simmons University: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Nursing Licensure in South Dakota

The South Dakota Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first receive a registered nurse license. After attending an undergraduate program approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing, registered nurse applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and then apply with the South Dakota State Board of Nursing for licensure. The South Dakota Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first achieve national certification through an approved APRN licensure certification organization and exam.

The Board approves APRNs for four different roles: Certified Nurse Practitioner(CNP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist(CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwife(CNM), or Clinical Nurse Specialist(CNS). APRNs must choose a specialty focus when applying.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in South Dakota

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Mount Marty College
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Mount Marty College’s Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
South Dakota State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The MSN program at South Dakota State University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.