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Before you can work as a LPN in South Dakota, you must pass the NCLEX PN exam as soon as you finish your LPN course. The LPNs make up just over fifteen percent of the nurses in the state. If nursing is something that you have been thinking about, this program is the one that many start with because the course work only takes one year to complete. You will also be required to complete the hands on clinical practice. You will find that many of the South Dakota LPN Programs can be bumped up to a more advanced degree such as an associate of arts or the RN with the addition of selected course work.

Some popular South Dakota LPN Programs to consider are found at the University of South Dakota and the Lake Area Technical Institute. Western Dakota Technical Institute focuses on the part time learner. The Dakota Wesleyan University normally schedules these classes on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and also offers some of the course work online. Sinte Gleska University prides itself in the most diverse student body and small class sizes. Southeast Technical Institute gives a campus experience.

Jobs in the nursing field can be in nursing care facilities where shifts are available at night or during weekends. Working in a hospital setting can also give you more leeway in your work schedule. Many people prefer a family office or a physicians’ office so they can keep the same hours as their children. There are major hospitals in a number of metropolitan areas and rural and remote communities needing care as well. It is good to know that there will be options for flexible schedules and educational benefits for the future. Once you complete the South Dakota LPN Programs, you are required to renew the license every two years.

The South Dakota LPN Programs will also prepare you to work in a long term care facility. The sate is very rural and provides The Rural Nurse Internship (RNI). This is a
South Dakota distance based program offered to all states with a large rural population. The Dakota Corps Scholarship Program is a great opportunity for high school students.

Another idea that is really catching on is the LPN accredited online program. An important consideration is to be sure that the online school is accredited in case you want to continue your studies in the future and want to transfer credits.


LPN Training Programs in South Dakota

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    List of LPN Schools in South Dakota (SD)

    Complete list of South Dakota schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

    Lake Area Technical Institute

    230 11th Street NE, Watertown SD 57201
    605-882-5284

    Mount Marty College

    1105 West 8th Street, Yankton SD 57078
    605-668-1593

    Sisseton Wahpeton College

    Old Agency Road Box 689, Sisseton SD 57262
    605-698-3966 Ext 1126

    Southeast Technical Institute

    Health and Science Center
    2320 North Career Avenue, Sioux Falls SD 57107
    605-367-4753

    Western Dakota Technical Institute

    800 East Mickelson Drive, Rapid City SD 57703
    605-394-4034 Ext 315

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