Nursing Schools in South Dakota
Select a program of interest to find schools:
- CNA Programs in South Dakota
- LPN Programs in South Dakota
- ADN Programs in South Dakota
- BSN Programs in South Dakota
- RN to BSN Programs in South Dakota
- RN to MSN Programs in South Dakota
- Master’s Nursing Programs in South Dakota
- Nurse Practitioner Programs in South Dakota
- DNP Programs in South Dakota
- Featured South Dakota Nursing Schools
- Earn your RN-to-BSN online from Capella University
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
- Online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Nursing Programs and Certificates
Nursing programs in South Dakota have been limited to recruiting students from locations near their campus locations, which ultimately left out rural areas of the state. South Dakota is geographically large and sparsely populated creating a number of health care problems in many counties, including a shortage of nurses and a lack of opportunities for registered nurses to pursue an advanced education at a South Dakota nursing school.
Don’t let this deter you from pursuing a career in nursing. Much of the country has waitlists at nursing schools. The personal and professional rewards in nursing can make for a long and successful career. To learn more about the steps to become a nurse in South Dakota and what the job outlook holds for Registered Nurses in South Dakota, explore the article: How Do I Become a Nurse in South Dakota?
Online Nursing Schools in South Dakota
Nursing programs are changing in South Dakota. A solution to the waitlists at nursing schools in South Dakota for those registered nurses in rural areas of the state is online nursing programs. Online nursing programs have been around for several years and have improved since their introduction to. Our featured online nursing programs were at the forefront of nursing education technology and have since been nationally recognized and accredited by the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education).
Qualified registered nurses can pursue their RN to BSN, RN to MSN or a variety of MSN specialty tracks. Online nursing schools have created an opportunity for nurses in rural areas to advance their education and career without relocating, registered nurses can balance their work, life and education and these featured online nursing programs have a similar cost per credit to other South Dakota nursing schools. It’s worth a minute to request information from these schools to learn more about their programs and how they can help you pursue your nursing career goals.
South Dakota Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information
The Department of Health, Department of Labor, and the Board of Regents estimate the need for at least 120 additional nursing graduates each year to meet demand in South Dakota. What this means to a new nursing graduate or a veteran nurse is that there will continue to be job security and an abundance of opportunities for nurses with advanced education.
With fewer than 5 percent of South Dakota’s registered nurses holding master’s degrees, according to the South Dakota Board of Nursing there will continue to be a limit set on how many new nursing students are admitted to nursing schools throughout the state. This has created an opportunity for nurses holding a master’s degree to become nursing faculty at South Dakota nursing schools. We offer nursing education certificates that bridge clinical experience and teaching for those nurses already holding a master’s degree.
This is a great time to start of advance your career in nursing. According to indeed.com, the average annual salary for registered nurse job openings in South Dakota was $43,000 as of May 1, 2007. The 2004 Average RN Salaries Across States report conducted by the South Carolina Center for Nursing found the average annual salary for registered nurses in South Dakota to be $46,830.
Featured Campus Based Nursing Schools in South Dakota
National American University Online
National American University offers RN to BSN online programs through the campuses in Sioux Falls and Watertown, SD.
Associate’s Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs in South Dakota
| University of South Dakota|
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Also Offered @ 4 outreach campuses in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown
| Dakota Wesleyan University|
1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
Also offered @ Huron Campus
| Presentation College |
1500 N. Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Also offered @ Eagle Butte
| Oglala Lakota College|
3 Mile Creek Road
PO Box 490
Kyle, SD 57752-0310
Baccalaureate Nursing Programs (BSN) in South Dakota
| Mount Marty College |
1105 W 8TH Street
Yankton, SD 57078
| South Dakota State University|
Brookings, SD 57007
Also offered @ Rapid City Campus
| Augustana College|
2001 S. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
| Presentation College |
1500 N. Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 5740