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Schools offering Nursing in South Dakota

Nursing schools in South Dakota can be a source of skills and knowledge for those seeking health care careers in a state with a low number of unemployed workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that South Dakota enjoyed the 3rd lowest rate of unemployment in the country in July 2011. The state also has a significant concentration of registered nurses, the 2nd highest concentration in the nation for that profession — according to the BLS, 10,690 RNs worked in the state as of May 2010.

South Dakota offers many choices for those seeking a nursing degree. Students should consider whether a program is accredited by organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Campus-based and online nursing schools in South Dakota

Among the training options for nursing students are the following schools, shown with some of the programs they have offered:

  • Augustana College in Sioux Falls
  • Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell
  • Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown: e-degree as well as campus-based programs
  • Mount Marty College-Yankton: Bachelor of Science in Nursing and certificate in practical nursing, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing
  • National American University in Sioux Falls: online RN to BSN program
  • Presentation College in Aberdeen, a small Catholic university with multiple campuses
  • South Dakota State University in Brookings: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing
  • University of South Dakota in Vermillion: Associate of Science in Nursing as well as an online RN to BSN degree

Careers for grads of nursing schools in South Dakota online

The BLS reports that the mean annual salary for RNs in South Dakota was $54,730 in 2010. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earned $33,910, not far below the mean yearly wage for all occupations in the state, which was $34,390 as of May 2010.

Numerous hospitals and medical centers throughout South Dakota, such as Avera Health, Brookings Health System and Sanford Health System, employ many people in the nursing field.

    Nursing Schools in South Dakota

    This list also contains online schools that accept students from South Dakota

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              Practical Nursing
              Brightwood College , Indianapolis

              Why Brightwood?

              Real-World Training

              We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

              Associate Degree in Nursing
              Fortis Institute , Westerville

              Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

              * Programs vary by location

              * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


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              Practical Nursing Diploma
              • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
              • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
              • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
              • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
              • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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              Nursing (BS)
              • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
              • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
              • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
              • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
              • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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              Practical Nursing (LPN)-CERT
              • Mildred Elley has been a provider of quality higher education since 1917, where it was founded in the Capital District of New York.
              • We have 3 conveniently located campus locations in Albany, NY, NYC Metro, NY and Pittsfield, MA with online options as well.
              • Our campuses feature student-run massage therapy clinics at Albany, Pittsfield and New York City Metro campuses, and a cosmetology clinic at the Pittsfield campus.
              • We offer over 20 Degree and Certificate programs with classes in the day, evening, and weekends.
              • Financial Aid and Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
              • We are dedicated to seeing our students succeed offering Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
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              Nursing Completion Program, BS

              Since 1866, Davenport University has been providing students with real-world experience, giving them the edge they need to get the career they want.

              Our goal is to offer guaranteed job placement to most of our students by 2020. 

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              Vocational Nursing Program*
              Platt College , Alhambra
              • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
              • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
              • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
              • 3 campuses in Southern California.
              • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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              Diploma in Practical Nurse
              Southeastern College , West Palm Beach

              As a student at Southeastern College, you will gain the training, skills, and knowledge you need to prepare for a rewarding career.

              • Accredited
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              Nursing Assistant
              • Training students for careers in the allied health field since 1994.
              • Recognized on the 2015 Military Friendly Schools List for accommodating military service members, veterans, and their spouses as students.
              • Has a MyUMA mobile app that provides classroom content, learning resources, grades, news, and more.
              • Offers no-charge SOAR Student Assistance for any problems concerning behavioral health, well-being, and/or academic performance.
              • Accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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              Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

              Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Globaldelivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from a prestigious university system—completely online.

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