LPN in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in South Dakota


Each year, roughly 0.8% of South Dakota students graduate with certificates in nursing. That means an estimated 186 licensed practical nurses graduate from South Dakota's 5 LPN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota with a LPN program is Lake Area Technical Institute, which is located in Watertown. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. 64 students graduated with a certificate in LPN from Lake Area Technical Institute in 2010. The tuition rate at Lake Area Technical Institute was $5,236 per year.

Mount Marty College, which was ranked 76th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a LPN program. It is located in Yankton. Tuition at Mount Marty College was $19,932 per year.

Western Dakota Technical Institute, which was ranked 76th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a LPN program. It is located in Rapid City. 37 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Western Dakota Technical Institute in 2010. The tuition rate at Western Dakota Technical Institute was $4,860 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a South Dakota LPN school, average tuition will be $7,358 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,154 per year to $19,932 per year. In 2010, the LPN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year
  2. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year
  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year

The lowest tuition rates at South Dakota LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sinte Gleska University - located in Mission, students are charged $3,154 per year
  2. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year
  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year

A LPN certificate from a South Dakota school... what next?

A large number of South Dakota LPN graduates become licensed practical nurses. 1,910 licensed practical nurses were working in South Dakota in 2010. In South Dakota, the largest numbers of licensed practical nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Beadle County - 620 licensed practical nurses
  2. Lincoln County - 610 licensed practical nurses
  3. Meade County - 310 licensed practical nurses

Salary

On average, a licensed practical nurse earns a salary of $33,910 per year in South Dakota state. However, this number is only an average. licensed practical nurses in South Dakota had varying salaries from $25,450 to $44,210 per year in 2010. A licensed practical nurse in the following South Dakota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lincoln County - $35,200 per year
  2. Meade County - $34,930 per year
  3. Bennett County - $34,070 per year

The following counties in South Dakota have the lowest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Beadle County - $32,430 per year
  2. Aurora County - $32,800 per year
  3. Bennett County - $34,070 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Dakota statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

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

  • Certificate in Nursing in South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,564 miles from location Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls SD 19.5942 n/a 2,489
6,572 miles from location Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown SD 35.7982 82% 1,291
6,600 miles from location Mount Marty College Yankton SD 23.7367 45% 1,214
6,877 miles from location Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City SD 21.9694 53% 1,152
6,757 miles from location Sinte Gleska University Mission SD 13.4932 n/a 936
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 1,910 $33,910 -5.0%
 

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