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Overview

Graduates will deliver evidence-based direct patient care at an advanced practice level to individuals across the lifespan in primary care settings, and will  translate evidence based research and guidelines to  transform practice. Graduates are prepared to work collaboratively with rural communities to reduce health disparities.

Outcomes for The Nursing (D.N.P.) - Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization (B.S. to D.N.P.) program at South Dakota State University

  • The graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program will demonstrate the competencies:
  • To prepare graduates as clinicians and leaders with a special focus on rural and underserved populations. 
  • To prepare graduates to deliver evidence-based direct patient care to individuals across the lifespan in primary care settings. 
  • To prepare graduates to produce and implement scientific evidence to guide practice. 
  • To prepare graduates to work collaboratively with frontier, urban and rural communities in an effort to reduce health disparities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    78 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics 
  • Translational Research in Health Care
  • Transformational Leadership
  • DNP Intensive
  • Health Informatics
  • Clinical Genetic and Genomics-Advanced Concepts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

In addition to meeting the Graduate School admission requirements, applicants for graduate study for the Bachelor’s to Doctor of Nursing Practice must have:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the United States or its’ territories prior to enrollment in first graduate nursing course.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE Accredited program with a minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA.
  • 1500 hours of documented nursing practice experience prior to the first clinical lab or within the first program year.
  • Completed and verified application to the Graduate Nursing program via NursingCAS website.
  • Completion of a written response to questions regarding educational goals, scholarly practice interest and desired practice career.
  • Completed an approved statistical methods course within 5 years of enrollment in the designated research course within the DNP program coursework.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • In-State

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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