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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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Criminal Background Check, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- 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