We've organized a comprehensive list of South Dakota nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees.

South Dakota’s public nursing schools are well-known for offering first-rate yet affordable education. The state is home to a handful of public colleges and universities with accredited nursing programs. Like private nursing schools, public schools offer several education pathways that require anywhere from a few months to a few years for completion.

Overview of public nursing schools

By focusing on two-year programs, vocational and community colleges allow students to complete their career training in a short amount of time. Upon graduation, students are prepared to seek employment immediately. In addition to a shorter time commitment, two-year nursing programs are cost-effective and offer extensive hands-on training.

Community college programs for nursing

South Dakota is home to a variety of nursing programs, making it one of the most appealing places for aspiring nursing students. To make an informed choice about their future career path, prospective students should understand the different types of programs available. Two of the most common are licensed practical nursing (LPN) certificate programs and registered nursing (RN) degree programs.

Licensed practical nurses