Forensic Nursing in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in South Dakota

Each year, approximately 3.8% of South Dakota graduates receive degrees in forensic nursing. That means an estimated 842 forensic nurses graduate from South Dakota's 10 forensic nursing schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a forensic nursing program is Augustana College. Augustana College, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Sioux Falls. In 2010, 56 students graduated from Augustana College's forensic nursing program. Tuition at Augustana College was $25,104 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a forensic nursing program is University of South Dakota. University of South Dakota, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in Vermillion. 272 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from University of South Dakota in 2010. University of South Dakota charged in-state students $6,762 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota with a forensic nursing program is Dakota Wesleyan University, which is located in Mitchell. In 2010, it was ranked 46th nationwide. In 2010, Dakota Wesleyan University graduated 78 students from its forensic nursing programs. The tuition rate at Dakota Wesleyan University was $19,850 per year.


Tuition at South Dakota's forensic nursing schools ranges from $25,104 per year to $2,396 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,342 per year. In 2010, the following South Dakota forensic nursing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year
  2. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year
  3. Dakota Wesleyan University - located in Mitchell, students are charged $19,850 per year

The forensic nursing schools in South Dakota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Oglala Lakota College - located in Kyle, students are charged $2,396 per year
  2. Sisseton Wahpeton College - located in Sisseton, students are charged $3,960 per year
  3. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year

A forensic nursing degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

A large number of South Dakota forensic nursing graduates become forensic nurses. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in South Dakota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 40 South Dakota forensic nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of South Dakota forensic nurses:


A forensic nurse in South Dakota earns $55,800 per year on average.

More Information

For more data regarding a career in forensic nursing in South Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or nurse practitioning, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Forensic Nursing in South Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing in South Dakota

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,560 miles from location South Dakota State University Brookings SD 31.8924 55% 12,376
6,576 miles from location University of South Dakota Vermillion SD 64.495 41% 9,617
6,879 miles from location National American University-Rapid City Rapid City SD 12.6507 n/a 1,973
6,834 miles from location Oglala Lakota College Kyle SD 5.47762 n/a 1,804
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
6,600 miles from location Mount Marty College Yankton SD 23.7367 45% 1,214
6,626 miles from location Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell SD 53.9083 39% 763
6,636 miles from location Presentation College Aberdeen SD 21.2999 58% 679
6,564 miles from location National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD 6.11863 n/a 554
6,856 miles from location Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton SD 9.22432 n/a 237

Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in South Dakota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers + 590 $83,350 -7.8%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 40 $55,800

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are forensic nursing related jobs in South Dakota