Master of Science in Nursing / Clinical Nurse Leader
South Dakota State University

Program Details

A Master of Science in Nursing can open the door to better job opportunities, better pay, and personal satisfaction. This online program from South Dakota State University offers a concentration in Clinical Nurse Leader for students interested in managing and coordinating care.

Nurses gain skills in implementing outcomes-based practice and quality improvement strategies with this nursing administration degree online. The curriculum consists of online coursework and a field-based practicum. Courses are designed to meet national AACN requirements for certification.

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

South Dakota State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program
  • Submit evidence of current RN license
  • 1500 hours of documented nursing practice prior to first clinical course
  • Complete compliance requirements: background check, FBI fingerprint, drug screen, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, ACLS certification for FNP specialization, professional liability insurance, influenza vaccine, TB test