South Dakota Nursing Degree Programs

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South Dakota offers various online and campus based nursing degree programs to nursing students. Due to the lower number of hospitals, RN and LPN should look career opportunities in rural healthcare and metros.

As North Dakota is a rural state, the rural residents due to their standard of living, needs experts in nutrition, drug and alcohol abuse counseling. These reasons has led to special recruitment plan to fill the nursing care positions in rural areas and which has also prompted establishment of major nursing schools, technical education and community colleges in rural areas. The online programs have also offered career advancement opportunities to rural nurses through advance continuing education.

But it is also essential that any program offered to student should have accreditation from any one of National and state approved US Nursing commissions such as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and State approved South Dakota State Board of Nursing.

Few important schools offering Online or distance learning Degrees include Dakota Wesleyan University, National American University, and University of South Dakota and so on.

Nursing colleges offering campus based degrees are, Augustana College – Sioux Falls, Dakota Wesleyan University – Mitchell, Lake Area Technical Institute – Watertown, Mount Marty College-Yankton – Yankton, National American University – Sioux Falls, Presentation College – Aberdeen, South Dakota State University – Brookings, University of South Dakota – Vermillion and others.

South Dakota Nursing Degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • LPN/LVN Programs
  • LPN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • Second Degree BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Second Degree BSN
  • Masters in Nursing
  • PhD in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

You can also advance your nursing career through these nursing degree programs and help the rural communities with compassionate nursing care.