Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Administrator
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 Nurse Administrator to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles. Students learn concepts and theories from nursing management and health administration.

The Nurse Administrator degree online teaches skills such as personnel and budgetary management. Students gain leadership strategies in order to work with interprofessional teams to recommend quality improvement initiatives. Skilled Nurse Administrators have the ability to communicate effectively to improve health through population-centered strategies of health promotion and disease prevention education.

The program strives to produce Nurse Administrators who:

  • Apply knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Engage in lifelong learning
  • Serve their communities in urban, rural, and frontier healthcare settings
  • Function in leadership roles

% Online

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, with completed statistical methods course within the past 5 years
  • 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