Discover your DNP options in South Dakota! Our listings have details on SDSU’s versatile DNP and Mount Marty’s COA-accredited DNAP. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, you may also want to consider online or hybrid programs in neighboring states. Try our guides to DNP Programs in Minnesota, DNP Programs in North Dakota, and DNP Programs in Nebraska.
Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in South Dakota.
Full list of South Dakota DNP Programs
Mount Marty College
Yankton, South Dakota
The only Catholic college in South Dakota, Mount Marty promises a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree infused with Benedictine values. After a first year packed with didactic coursework, post-bachelor's students start their first clinical practicum midway through their fifth semester. From that point on, they take one per term for the nine-semester program. During their final year, they take these practicums alongside capstone practicums. The DNAP program has relationships with 32 clinical sites across South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Apart from clinicals, students spend a lot of time with classmates - they proceed as a cohort from Mount Marty classrooms in Sioux Falls. MSN-educated nurses can enter the MS to DNAP track, which lasts just one year - students complete a three-part capstone practicum but face fewer clinical rotations.
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
Master's to DNP for APRNs[MSN required]
Master's to DNP for Non-APRNs[MSN required]
Students accepted to the Bachelor's to DNP program at South Dakota State University can choose Family Nurse Practitioner as their area of focus. In collaboration with the University of Missouri Columbia, students also have the option of choosing one of the following concentration areas: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Pediatric Clinical Health Specialist. The Bachelor's to DNP program is delivered following the hybrid format. The university also offers a Master's to DNP program open to RNs with an MSN with either a clinical (CNP, CRNA, CNS, OR CNM) or non-clinical focus. This program follows an executive delivery model (which includes online components) and is designed to be completed on a part-time basis only.