Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
South Dakota State University

Program Details

South Dakota State University offers an online option for Registered Nurses who want to pursue both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program substitutes two graduate courses in place of undergraduate courses, providing graduate nursing credits before beginning the MSN program. 

Students pursuing the online MSN degree program can choose from specialties in Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, and clinical Nurse Leader with 100% online coursework. Clinical practicums are arranged in the student’s geographical area. 

Nurses in the RN to MSN online program learn about topics including:

  • Health policy and economics
  • Genetics and genomics in nursing
  • Evidence-based nursing practice
  • Nursing leadership
  • Healthcare systems and informatics

% 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

Some College

Recommended GPA

2.5 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 completed an associate or diploma in nursing
  • Must hold an unencumbered RN license
  • Requires completion of all but three or fewer prerequisite courses to enroll in the major

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