2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Aug 15, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Graduate Nursing

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Mary Minton, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing
Department of Graduate Nursing
Wagner Hall 217, Box 2275
E-mail: SDSU.gradnursing@sdstate.edu

Nursing offers varied career choices, and that’s reflected in the degree options offered at SDSU.  With a variety of degrees, specializations, and curriculum plans, the Department of Graduate Nursing has an option to fit your needs. Students who choose the graduate program gain valuable experience while they polish their leadership skills.

Students can earn a Master’s of Science (M.S.) degree in four specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator and Clinical Nurse Leader.

For students with a previous Master’s degree three certificate options are available: Clinical Nurse Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Educator.

The options for nurses continue in the doctoral programs. The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree will prepare Advanced Practice Nurses to bring an innovative level of care and research skill to clinics that treat patients in rural and underserved communities. Students can earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, or Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialization. Dependent on the specialty, students may enter these programs with either a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in nursing. 

Roles as researchers, faculty or administrators await students in the Ph.D. in Nursing program. This program is based in the belief that the study of nursing science can make significant contributions in health care.

Graduate Faculty

Alham Abuatiq, Assistant Professor
Robin Arends, Clinical Assistant Professor
Victoria Britson, Assistant Professor
Robin Brown, Assistant Professor
Linda Burdette, Associate Professor
Paula Carson, Associate Professor
Cynthia Elverson, Associate Professor
Nancy Fahrenwald, Dean and Professor
Kay Foland, Professor
Nicole Gibson, Clinical Assistant Professor
Margaret Hegge, Distinguished Professor Emerita
LeAnn Horsely, Assistant Dean Sioux Falls Nursing and Assistant Professor
Lori Hendrickx, Professor
Barbara Hobbs, Assistant Dean West River Nursing and Associate Professor
Polly Hulme, Professor
Mary Isaacson, Assistant Professor
Xiao Linda Kang, Assistant Professor
Cristina Lammers, Associate Professor
Sheryl Marckstadt, Assistant Professor
Heidi Mennenga, Associate Professor
Mary Minton, Associate Dean Graduate for Nursing and Associate Professor
Mary Lou Mylant, Professor
Mary Kay Nissen, Clinical Associate Professor
Roberta Olson, Dean and Professor Emerita of Nursing
Christina Plemmons, Assistant Professor
Thomas Stenvig, Associate Professor
Lois Tschetter, Interim Associate Dean Undergraduate Nursing and Associate Professor
Jo Voss, Associate Professor
Howard Wey, Associate Professor


Master’s Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Professional Doctoral Degrees


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