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South Dakota, SD | LPN to BSN Nursing School Program

Why Take an LPN to BSN in South Dakota?

An LPN to BSN in South Dakota not only leads to Registered Nurse licensure and greatly increased wages—a median income that is fifty percent more for RNs than LPNs—but it also provides the time and training necessary to diversify one’s knowledge of advanced nursing concepts and practices as they relate to various global and local issues, which can lead to a much more diverse and fulfilling career for a nurse in South Dakota.

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How to Do a LPN to BSN Education Program in South Dakota

Once one has settled upon a school that suits their needs, they must apply with transcripts from LPN education and workplace recommendations. There are usually more applications than spots available, so it is imperative to make sure you are applying to a school with a reasonable chance of acceptance. Then once a student is enrolled, course work builds upon a nurse’s baseline knowledge of nursing procedure to include studies of advanced nursing theory, practices, and concepts, organizational skills, and allows students to choose from an assortment of elective courses that can take a student towards a particular area of interest within the world of nursing, such as radiology, maternity, pediatrics, community health programming and so forth.

Graduates receive their Bachelor of Science, Nursing, and finish their studies by taking the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Pearson Vue is the national body that gives the test for $200, and the South Dakota Board of Nursing requires a $100 application, as well as fingerprinting and a criminal background check. After successful completion, students are ready to re-enter the work force equipped with the skills and credentials to pursue dynamic opportunities as a Registered Nurse, or even continue their education and become an Advanced Practice Nurse or pursue a Master’s Degree in Nursing.