Schools with MSN Programs Accepting Students in South Dakota
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Other Schools with MSN Programs in South Dakota
2001 S. Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Mount Marty College
1105 West 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078
South Dakota MSN Degree Prerequisites
South Dakota nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by South Dakota Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).
To enroll in a MSN degree program in South Dakota, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in South Dakota and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of South Dakota RN to MSN programs
Those holding South Dakota RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.
Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.
South Dakota MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In South Dakota, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Check with the South Dakota Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of South Dakota grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In South Dakota, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of South Dakota.
South Dakota MSN Degree Resources
Here is an example of a MSN degree program in South Dakota.