Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

Study type:Part-time Languages: English
 
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Program Objectives

The graduate of the Master of Science in Nursing program will:
* Demonstrate evidence based practice and lifelong learning.
* Serve South Dakota and the region in nursing administration, nurse education, or in roles as clinical nurse leaders.
* Serve leadership roles in healthcare.
* Incorporate knowledge and theories from nursing and other supportive disciplines into advanced nursing practice.
* Display competence within the legal scope of practice for the chosen specialization.
* Evaluate, conduct, and utilize research within advanced nursing practice.
* Integrate cultural learning into nursing practice to effectively tailor health care to the diverse lifeways of clients.
* Seek to decrease health disparities among populations by addressing socioeconomic, political or cultural determinants of health.
* Use leadership, administration, and teaching strategies to improve nursing practice and health care delivery.
* Assume accountability to influence health policy, improve health care delivery, address the diversity of health care needs, and advance the nursing profession.
* Contribute to the advancement of the science of nursing serving rural and underserved populations.

Core Requirements

* Advanced Nursing Practice Introduction to Roles and Issues
* Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan - Application to Advanced Practice Nursing
* Research Methods for Advanced Practice Nursing
* Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan/ Advanced Assessment - Lifespan Clinical Laboratory
* Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics
* Cultural Competence in Health Care
* Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan C
* Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum

Select One of the Following Options: * Option A: Thesis
* Option B: Problems in Nursing Research
* Option C: Coursework Only

Pharmacotherapeutics: Application to Advanced Practice

In addition to meeting basic requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants for graduate study in nursing must have: * Bachelors degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program with an upper division major in nursing with a B average (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point grading system). * Current licensure as an RN or eligibility for licensure. * Professional nursing liability insurance. * 1500 hours of documented nursing practice experience prior to first clinical lab/practicum (N631). * Completed approved statistical methods course with a grade of C or higher within the past 5 years. * Completed application to the Graduate Nursing program. These documents can be obtained at Graduate Nursing Program. * FBI background check. Drug screening. * Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100

SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.

Accreditation

Accreditation:
The masters degree in nursing at South Dakota State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Licensure:
Students must provide evidence of professional registration by submitting a copy of the most current RN license.

Certification:
After completing the program of study, graduates may be eligible to complete certification through several professional organizations.

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