2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Mar 02, 2021  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nursing


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Program Description

The purpose of graduate education at the PhD level is to prepare nurse scientists to assume roles as health care researchers, faculty, and health care administrators with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention in under-served and rural populations.  The PhD program will educate nurse scientists in academic, research, practice and policy issues in urban, rural, frontier, and reservation areas.

The purpose of graduate education at the Doctorate of Nursing Practice level is to prepare Advanced Practice Nurses to transform clinical practice as expert clinicians and leaders with a special focus on rural and under-served populations.

The purpose of graduate education at the Master’s level in nursing is to prepare professional leaders with specialized knowledge and skills to meet the nation’s needs in clinical practice, nursing administration, and nursing education. The aim of the program is to prepare nurses to practice at an advanced level in nursing as a nurse educator, administrator, or clinician which includes clinical nurse leader. Achievement of this aim includes study in related fields and the use of research in the examination of nursing problems.

NOTE: The College of Nursing has agreements with the University of Missouri-Kansas City for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner courses, the University of Missouri-Columbia for Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist courses. Students in these specializations receive their degree from SDSU.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Master of Science Option A (35-40 hours)
  Option B (35-43 hours)
   
Bachelor’s to Doctor of Nursing Practice 68-80 Credit Hours
   
Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice 31 Credit Hours
   
Doctor of Philosphy 60 Credit Plan

Master’s Core Requirements


Additional Admission Requirements for Master’s Program


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, 100 Internet-based
 IELTS:  7.0 total band

In addition to meeting basic requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants for graduate study in nursing must have:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program with an upper division major in nursing with a “B” average (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point grading system).
  2. Current licensure as an RN or eligibility for licensure.
  3. Professional nursing liability insurance.
  4. 1500 hours of documented nursing practice experience prior to the first clinical course.
  5. Completed approved statistical methods course within the last 5 years.
  6. Completed application to the Graduate Nursing program. These documents obtained at Graduate Nursing Program or requested from the College of Nursing, SDSU, Box 2275, Brookings, SD 57007. Telephone: 605/688- 4114.
  7. FBI background check. Drug screening.
  8. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Total enrollment in the Master of Science in Nursing program may vary depending upon available clinical facilities and qualified faculty. Applicants are selected competitively from those qualified for the master’s program.

Applicants should check with the Graduate Nursing office for application deadlines.

Graduate students must consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

Registration is completed by the Graduate Nursing Department.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Core Requirements


A. POST MASTER’S OPTIONS


Additional Admission Requirements for Post-Master’s to DNP Program


Currently Certified Nurse Practitioner:

In addition to meeting the Graduate School admission requirements, applicants for graduate study for the Post Master’s to Doctor of Nursing Practice (who possess current certification as a Nurse Practitioner) must have:

  1. Current RN licensure.
  2. National certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
  3. Master’s degree in nursing with a Nurse Practitioner focus from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program with a minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA.
  4. Completed application to both SDSU Graduate School and the SDSU College of Nursing - Graduate Nursing Program.
  5. Submit written response to questions regarding educational goals, scholarly practice interests, and desired practice career.
  6. Completed an approved statistical methods course within the past 5 years.
  7. Interview with graduate faculty.

Total enrollment in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program may vary depending upon available clinical facilities and qualified faculty. Applicants are selected competitively from those qualified for the program.

Applicants should check with the Graduate Nursing office for application deadlines.

Graduate students must consult with their advisor prior to registration for graduate work.

Registration is completed by the Graduate Nursing Department.



Currently holds MS in a related field and a BA in Nursing:

In addition to meeting the Graduate School admission requirements, applicants for graduate study for the Post Master’s to Doctor of Nursing Practice ( who possess a Master’s Degree in a related field and a Bachelors Degree in Nursing) must have:

  1. Current RN licensure.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE Accredited program with a minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA.
  3. 1500 hours of documented nursing practice experience prior to the first clinical course.
  4. Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA
  5. FBI background check.
  6. Drug screening.
  7. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and ACLS certification prior to the first clinical practicum (N765).
  8. Completed application to both SDSU Graduate School and the SDSU College of Nursing - Graduate Nursing Program.
  9. Submit written response to questions regarding educational goals, scholarly practice interests and desired practice career.
  10. Completed an approved statistical methods course within the past 5 years.
  11. Interview with graduate faculty.

 

B. BACHELOR’S TO DNP OPTIONS


Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Bachelor’s to DNP


 Program Plan of Study in Progress with the University of Missouri - Columbia

Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist: Bachelor’s to DNP


 Program Plan of Study in Progress with the University of Missouri - Columbia

Additional Admission Requirements for the Bachelor’s to DNP Program


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Score of 600 paper-based, 220 computer-based, 100 Internet-based

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

  1. Current RN licensure.
  2. Bachelors degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE Accredited program with a minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA.
  3. 1500 hours of documented nursing practice experience prior to the first clinical course.
  4. Completed application to both SDSU Graduate School and the SDSU College of Nursing - Graduate Nursing Program
  5. FBI background check
  6. Drug screening
  7. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and ACLS certification prior to the first clinical practicum (N765).
  8. Submit written response to questions regarding educational goals, scholarly practice interest and desired practice career.
  9. Completed an approved statistical methods course within the past 5 years.
  10. Interview with graduate faculty.

Total enrollment in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program may vary depending upon available clinical facilities and qualified faculty. Applicants are selected competitively from those qualified for the program.

Applicants should check with the Graduate Nursing office for application deadlines.

Graduate students must consult with their advisor prior to registration for graduate work.

Registration is completed by the Graduate Nursing Department.

PhD Nursing Core Requirements


Go to the following website for information: www3.sdstate.edu/Academics/CollegeOfNursing/GraduateNursing/PhDinNursing/index.cfm 

Additional Admission Requirements for PhD Program


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Score of 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, 100 Internet-based
IELTS: 7.0 total band

  1. Current RN licensure.
  2. Bachelors degree in nursing from an accredited program
  3. Master’s degree in nursing or a related field of study from an accredited program
  4. Minimum GPA opf 3.3 in master’s coursework.
  5. Completed application to both SDSU Graduate School and the SDSU College of Nursing- Graduate Nursing Program.
  6. Example of scholarly written work.
  7. Interview with graduate faculty.

Total enrollment in the PhD Nursing program may vary depending upon available clinical facilities and qualified faculty. Applicants are selected competitively from those qualified for the program.

Applicants should check with the Graduate Nursing office for application deadlines.

Graduate students must consult with their advisor prior to registration for graduate work.

Registration is completed by the Graduate Nursing Department.

General Requirements (Master’s and PhD)


Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

See Master’s Degree Requirements and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements.

Course Offerings


 

 

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