South Dakota

Augustana College
2001 S. Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The mission of the professional Nursing program is to prepare students to apply knowledge and Christian values in the understanding and fostering of health, wholeness, and human potential in a changing world. The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. The pass rate of Augustana Nursing graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is consistently higher than state and national norms. Augustana has the only four-year professional nursing program in the region that is part of a liberal arts college. Augustana graduates are prepared to address healthcare issues in a complex and rapidly changing environment. From the moment you decide to major in nursing, you will be welcomed to a department that works with you to tailor your course of study to your interests. Nursing majors do not only excel here; they are also actively involved as student-athletes, musicians, participate in study abroad, and more.

Lake Area Technical Institute
1201 Arrow Avenue
PO Box 730 - Watertown
South Dakota - 57201
(605) 882-LATI

Associate Degree in Nursing
Nursing—few career fields are as rewarding—or as challenging. Nurses must be able to utilize the latest medical technology at the direct and critical level of patient care. In addition to having knowledge, the best nurses are also responsible, compassionate, and ultimately motivated by a sincere desire to help people. After the Practical Nursing program, you may choose to test for your LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) or go on for a second year to become an RN (Registered Nurse). Called the "1+1" program, this arrangement (in cooperation with the University of South Dakota) will allow you to prepare for your RN exam without ever leaving the LATI campus!

Practical Nursing
Our 11-month Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the South Dakota Board of Nursing. LATI's high standard of nursing education will prepare you to give excellent care to obstetrical, pediatric, medical, psychiatric, surgical and geriatric patients.

Mount Marty College
1105 West 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078-3725
(605) 668-1511

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The MMC baccalaureate nursing program is among the best in the region with pass rates on the licensure exam for registered nurses above the national and regional average. MMC nursing students will receive excellent classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience. The MMC nursing health science lab is designed specifically to develop clinical practice skills. MMC works with more than twenty area health agencies to make sure students get the variety of clinical experience they need.

Practical Nursing
This program is for students interested in becoming a Practical Nurse as an entry into the nursing career ladder program. It will provide training directed toward employment with medical offices, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and home health care agencies. The student will gain skills in caring for the sick, assisting in rehabilitation and preventing illness. Students who successfully complete the defined LPN curriculum would earn a Certificate in Practical Nursing and would be eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of nursing Examination (NCLEX-PN) and apply for a license as an LPN. In addition, a BSN program is available at Mount Marty College for licensed practical nurses who desire a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in pediatrics incorporates theory and clinical courses to prepare students to provide comprehensive care to children and their families.
Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner: This Master of Science in Nursing Degree includes theory and practicum experiences as well as a final capstone where the student has the opportunity to focus on a sub-specialty area, if desired. Graduates work in long term care settings, primary care ambulatory settings, hospitals, group practices of advanced practice gerontological nurses that manage care of adults and older adults in nursing homes, transitional care settings, assisted living, and specialty practices.
Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: The aim of the Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) curriculum is to prepare psychiatric nurse practitioners to provide a wide range of services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families. Extensive supervised clinical study focuses on various types of assessment and psychotherapeutic interventions. The curriculum focuses on developing skills that allow for flexibility in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of populations defined as high-risk consumers of psychiatric care.
Advanced Public Health Nurse Leader: The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in Community Health Nursing prepares nurses for advanced practice in the care of communities and vulnerable populations in rural and urban settings. The goal of this program is to prepare clinical nurse specialists who will promote health and well-being of populations and communities.

Oglala Lakota College
Multiple Campus Locations:

Associate Degree in Nursing
We extend a warm welcome to you from the Department of Nursing! Nursing is one of the largest health care professions, with over 2.6 million nurses in the United States today. Our program at the Oglala Lakota College leads to an Associate Degree in Nursing, and prepares students to take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to practice in professional nursing. Our program does this in an environment of academic excellence, which is knowledgeable of existing health care needs of the individual and/or family. The Associate Degree nurse will be able to respond with relevant knowledge and skills to meet these health care needs at an entry level in any structured health care setting. Nursing at the Associate Degree level, is the human caring process that supports individuals and families in promoting, maintaining and restoring health and is accomplished within the individual's cultural framework.

Presentation College
1500 North Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baccalaureate nursing education has as its goal the education of professional nurses who have a broad knowledge of nursing, the physical and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.Graduates provide leadership in nursing and collaborate with other professionals in the health care system, assume responsibility for competent nursing practice and continued professional development, and demonstrate commitment to the profession.

Associate Degree in Nursing
Associate degree education in nursing prepares the graduate to assume the role of a registered nurse competent to serve in entry-level nursing positions. Associate-degree nurses are skilled in technical aspects of nursing care and are qualified to give bedside care, most commonly in a hospital setting or extended-care facility.

Presentation College also offers completion programs for both RNs and one and two-year LPNs to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing. These programs are offered through the College’s PC Virtual Department.

Sisseton Wahpeton College
BIA Rd 700, Agency Village, SD 57262
Agency Village Box 689, Sisseton SD 57262
(605) 698.3966

Associate Degree in Nursing
This program is designed to train students in the competencies and understanding required to be a professional Registered Nurse. The program will assist students in the development of appropriate skills and attitudes to care for clients across the life span in a variety of clinical settings in a leadership role. The courses are designed to promote critical thinking utilizing the nursing process to encourage health and wellness, health maintenance, respect cultural diversity and coordinate care with other health care staff and agencies. The student must be a Licensed Practical Nurse with one year experience.

University of South Dakota
414 E Clark St
Vermillion SD 57069

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The University of South Dakota offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program is in response to the State and national need for wider access to advanced degrees in nursing to ensure that students are well-educated and prepared to meet the increasingly complex demands of the healthcare professions.

The RN-BSN Program at The University of South Dakota is an online program that is designed for for licensed RN's with an Associate Degree in Nursing seeking to earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. All coursework is online with three different plans of study to meet the needs of the working RN.

Associate Degree in Nursing
The University of South Dakota offers a two-year Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. The two year is a pre-licensure to become a registered nurse (RN). There is a one-year option for LPN to RN.