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  • USD's DNAP Program Receives Full Accreditation

    Summary: The University of South Dakota’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) has received full accreditation for the program, by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education (COA), demonstrating its readiness to deliver the degree preparing registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).
    A close up photo of a red USD banner on campus. Old Main is in the background.
  • USD Nursing Gets $1 Million HRSA Grant to Grow South Dakota Nursing Workforce

    Summary: Two leaders of the University of South Dakota's Department of Nursing have garnered a substantial grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of nurses in rural and underserved areas in South Dakota.
    A nursing student wraps a strap around another nursing student to help them stand up out of a bed. The nursing students are in a nursing classroom and wear red scrubs.
  • USD MSW Grad Makes a Difference in South Dakota and Tribal Communities

    Summary: As an FBI victim specialist, Brittany O’Day ’20, MSW, passionately serves victims, advocates for increased resources, and educates professionals and community members. With the University of South Dakota’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program, O’Day was able to advance in her career and continue to follow her passion for serving others.
    A close up shot of Legacy in the fall with Old Main, Delzell, and the library in the background.
  • USD Develops 3+2 Programs to Meet South Dakota's Need for Social Workers

    Summary: The University of South Dakota is now offering new programs that will allow South Dakota’s sociology students the opportunity to earn an accelerated Master of Social Work degree online or in Sioux Falls from USD.
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Guest Column | Lizz & Robbie Nicholas

Elizabeth (Hoffman) Nicholas, a Eureka, South Dakota native, and Robert Nicholas, a Huron, South Dakota native, met at the University of South Dakota when they were both in the Alumni Student Scholars Program, each with the dream of becoming a doctor.

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