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Registered Nursing E-Degree

Beginning Fall 2022, the Registered Nursing program at Lake Area Tech will be offered as a hybrid e-degree, in addition to our on-campus program. The online program follows the same course outline as the on-campus program and, while it’s mostly online, our hybrid e-degree program does require some on-campus attendance, usually for three days, once or twice a semester.

About Registered Nursing

The professional Registered Nursing program at Lake Area Tech is an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program. The AAS Nursing Program prepares students who are Licensed Practical Nurses to complete a program of study in professional nursing that incorporates theory, clinical, lab, and simulation experiences. The program lasts 11 months over two semesters and one summer that builds off of the student’s LPN degree.

The e-degree hybrid RN program begins in the fall semester (no spring semester start option). Upon completion of this program, graduates are eligible to take the NLCEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses). Graduates of this program may apply to another college or a university to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in nursing after completing their AAS degree and becoming a registered nurse. A complete list of acceptance criteria, admissions process steps, and an RN online brochure are available by clicking the banners below.

The online Registered Nursing program will accept a limited number of students in the fall of each year. Individuals interested in the program need to have a current unencumbered LPN license. The Registered Nursing program has an academically intense curriculum and requires a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average for admission. Please note: if a prospective student has been convicted of a felony, he/she could possibly not meet the qualifications to write the licensing exam.

Lake Area Tech Registered Nursing Program Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)Fully Accredited, January 2020
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 https://www.acenursing.org/

View the list of accredited ACEN programs: http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.asp

South Dakota Board of NursingFully approved, February 2021
4305 S. Louise Ave. Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115 Phone: (605) 362-2760
South Dakota Board of Nursing Approval – Initial approval established 2/8/18. Full approval achieved 2/11/2021.


Why an 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?

The Registered Nursing online program follows the same course outline as the on-campus program. Students will complete the program in 11 months (2 semesters, 1 summer).

Will you be a successful online student?

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

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.

United States Department of Education License Regulation Information 2020

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