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Practical Nursing E-Degree

About Practical Nursing

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.

Lake Area Tech’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?

The Practical Nursing Program at Lake Area Technical College located in Watertown, South Dakota is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program

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South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 S. Louise Ave. Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115 Phone: (605) 362-2760 state.sd.us/doh/nursing

Professional Licensure

Lake Area Technical College’s curriculum for Practical Nursing meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in South Dakota and other states. Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. Prospective or current students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license or certification are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in the state you plan to work before beginning an affiliated academic program. Read more here and/or view the states in which Lake Area Tech meets professional licensure requirements: Professional Licensure Disclosures.

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.

ANAT 142 Anatomy 3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
MATH 103 Mathematical ReasoningorMATH 114 College Algebra 3
MA 115 Medical Terminology 3
PSYCH 101 General Psychology 3

E-Degree part-time applications accepted from April 1, 2023 until October 1, 2023 for the spring 2024 program.

E-Degree full-time applications accepted from September 1, 2022 – February 1, 2023 for fall 2023 program.

How does the Practical Nursing E-Degree work?

You will complete the theory portion of all nursing courses 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:

PN 104 = 36 hours
PN 113 = 36 hours
PN 114 = 72 hours

Additional remote clinical experiences include:

PN 111 = 20 hours
PN 113 = 48 hours
PN 114 = 120 hours
PN 201 = 144 hours

*These courses can be completed at Lake Area Tech or at any accredited technical school or college.

Why E-Degree?

Lake Area Tech 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 22 months (part-time).

Will you be a successful online student?

Take this short Online Survey!

Earning an online degree in Practical Nursing is possible! Give us a call today or contact us online with any questions you might have.