Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) are an important component of the healthcare team. The nursing program stresses the importance of clinical experience by providing 480 clinical hours of actual supervised clinical. LPN’s work in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, long-term care, and office/clinic environments. The role of licensed practical nurses has expanded to include IV therapy and supervision in some settings. Upon successful completion of the program, nursing graduates take the NCLEX (National Certification Licensure Exam). Job placement for nursing program graduates is excellent for graduates in Rapid City, the Black Hills, and across South Dakota.
All accepted students in the Practical Nursing program are required to fulfill the prerequisite requirements listed in the WDT Academic Catalog.
Western Dakota Tech is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. More than 87 percent of Western Dakota Tech graduates live and work in our state.
Note: If you have been convicted, pled guilty or no contest to, or received a suspended imposition of sentence for a felony or other criminal offense (excluding minor traffic violations) you are advised that it may not be possible for you to participate in the internship or clinical portion of this nursing program. You may also be prevented from taking required licensure examinations and from gaining employment in this field.
This program is approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. This program is offered at the main Rapid City campus and at an additional location in Whitewood, SD. For more information about approval, click here.