Nursing E-Degree

Practical Nursing E-Degree

PLEASE NOTE: Lake Area Technical Institute’s Practical Nursing E-Degree is only available to residents of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

How do I prepare for a Practical Nursing E-degree?

See Application Process. Because Practical Nursing is demanding, full-time students are required to complete the following prerequisite courses prior to starting the program. Part-time students are highly recommended to complete at least the majority of them.

CPR 112 Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers .5
ANAT 142 Anatomy 3
ENGL101 Composition 3
MATH100 Applied General Math
MATH101 or Intermediate Algebra
MATH102 or College Algebra 3
PN110 Medical Terminology 1
PSYCH101 General Psychology 3

E-Degree part-time deadline is October 1, 2018 for the spring 2018 class.

E-Degree full time deadline is March 9, 2018

Full-Time Online Brochure

Part-Time Online Brochure

How does the Practical Nursing E-Degree work?

You will complete all Practical Nursing courses (except: English, Math, Anatomy and Psychology*) online. You will also visit the Lake Area Tech campus for required clinical experiences, which will be organized into a short, intense time frame to reduce your travel. These instructor-monitored clinical hours include:

PN103 = 30 hours
PN113 = 30 hours
PN114 = 66 hours
PN201 = 30 hours

Additional remote clinical experiences include:

PN103 = 30 hours
PN113 = 48 hours
PN114 = 120 hours
PN201 = 140 hours

*These courses can be completed at LATI or at any accredited technical school or college.

Why E-Degree?

LATI E-Degrees are “hybrid” education – an innovative blend of distance and on-campus learning. With hybrid education, you get maximum time/location flexibility and crucial clinical experience.

How long will this E-Degree take?

11 months (full-time) or 23 months (part-time).

About Practical 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 knowledge, the best nurses are also responsible, compassionate, and ultimately motivated by a sincere desire to help people.

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.

Do you have what it takes to be a successful online learner? Find out by taking this brief survey covering topics related to online learning such as study habits, learning preferences, self-directedness, technology skills, and computer equipment capabilities. Upon completion of the survey, you’ll be given feedback regarding how successful you’d be an as online student based on the answers you provided. The survey is strictly a tool for you to use when weighing the pros and cons of online learning. The results are not used in determining your admission into the program, should you choose to apply. Why wait?

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All students in programs which customarily lead to professional licensure will receive written notification from their program of study indicating whether or not this program or course meets requirements for licensure in the state in which the student resides.

Course Info

Computer Requirements

Online learners are not required to have a laptop computer, but the computer must meet specific criteria. The computer requirements for the practical nursing online program are listed below. Make sure the computer you plan to use meets the requirements. If you are purchasing a new computer, be sure it meets these requirements or even more updated computer operation systems. The requirements are as follows:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • 2GHz (or better) Processor
  • 2GB (or more) or RAM
  • 320GB hard drive space
  • Sound card and speakers
  • DVD / CDRW
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Firefox web browser
  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Webcam
  • Scanner with or without a printer