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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 three semesters that builds off of the student’s LPN degree. An online option will begin Fall 2022. The program is a campus-based option and is only available to start each fall. 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 is available by clicking the banner below.

The 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.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)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 Nursing Approval – Initial approval established 2/8/18. Full approval achieved 2/11/2021.
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

See the detailed application process and the RN brochure by clicking on the banners below.

Lake Area Technical College’s curriculum for Registered Nursing meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in South Dakota and many 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 regarding Professional Licensure Disclosures.

United States Department of Education License Regulation Information 2020


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