Western Dakota Tech is committed to preparing nurses to meet the demands of diverse populations across the lifespan. This Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Registered Nurse (RN) program is designed specifically for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) seeking to further their education and career path. The program provides a 1+1 bridge track for graduates who currently have a LPN license to prepare to become RNs. LPNs will expand on their technical skills gained through their LPN licensure and work experience. As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to earn your RN license.This program is approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. For more information about approval, click here.
Effective January 27, 2021, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This candidacy status expires on January 27, 2023.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.