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Becoming a nurse is no longer as straightforward as simply earning a Bachelor's or Master's degree in nursing. The healthcare industry overall is growing in complexity. Nurses can choose to specialize in any number of different pathways or tracks during the university years, and can even go on to earn a doctoral degree for an added level of responsibility and depth of knowledge. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in South Dakota is a product of this need for greater knowledge. With a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, it is possible to open up new career opportunities.
South Dakota State University offers the only DNP program in the state of South Dakota. This school offers options for individuals who have obtained a BSN degree, and for those who have an MSN degree.
To be admitted to the program with a BSN degree, an individual must:
To be admitted to the program with a MSN degree, an individual must:
Individuals who attend this program have the choice of the following specializations: