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 four paths or opportunities for a student looking to complete the LPN nursing diploma. There is a full-time campus option, a part-time campus option beginning January 2022, 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.
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. 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 Tech’s new Registered Nursing program. This will allow you to prepare for your RN exam without ever leaving the Lake Area Tech campus.
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
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 at: http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.asp
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
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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Students in programs which customarily lead to professional licensure are responsible for determining whether or not this program or course meets requirements for licensure in the state in which the student resides or intends to reside upon graduation. We encourage you to contact the licensure agency noted above for additional information or the program faculty for assistance.