Nursing

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

There are three paths or opportunities for a student looking to complete the LPN nursing diploma. There is a full-time campus option, a full-time online option and part-time online option. Full-time campus and online begin each fall in August. The full-time options are 11 months in length. The part-time option only starts in January of each year and takes 22 months to complete.

Our Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Lake Area Technical College’s high standard of nursing education will prepare you to give excellent care to obstetrical, pediatric, medical, psychiatric, surgical and geriatric patients.

After the Practical Nursing program, you may choose to test for your LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) license and enter the workforce, or test and apply for a second year to become a Registered Nurse through Lake Area Technical College’s new Registered Nursing program. This will allow you to prepare for your RN exam without ever leaving the Lake Area Technical College campus.

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.

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