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LPN Training in South Dakota

How to Become an LPN in South Dakota

To become an LPN in South Dakota you will need to:

  1. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Apply for licensure online here.
  3. Pay the $100 application fee.
  4. Request that the nursing school you attended fill out a Certificate of Nursing form and send it to the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Download the form here.
  5. Request a criminal background check packet from the South Dakota Board of Nursing. With the fingerprint cards, get fingerprinted with a local law enforcement agency and send them to the South Dakota Board of Nursing along with a check or money order for $39.25 made out to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
  6. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  7. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  8. Receive your license from the South Dakota Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in South Dakota earn a mean hourly wage of $15.66 or a mean annual wage of $32,570?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

South Dakota Board of Nursing

4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115


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