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Apply Now for Philip Practical Nursing Satellite Location Opening in January

Deadline is Dec. 1, 2022; Only Eight Spots Available

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is striving to help fill skilled nursing positions throughout the region while aiming to make earning a Practical Nursing diploma more accessible and affordable for those who live in the Philip area.

The technical college is opening the Philip Practical Nursing satellite location in the Spring Semester starting in January 2023. Those interested in starting the Philip Practical Nursing program must apply by Dec. 1, 2022. There are eight spots available for students in Philip, so those interested are encouraged to apply ASAP. The program courses and lab will take place at Philip High School located at 330 Scottie Ave.

“The Practical Nursing courses and lab in Philip will be identical to what we now offer in Rapid City, on our main campus, and at our first satellite location in Whitewood,” said WDTC Nursing Program Director Kristen Hybertson. “We are now reaching out to those who live in the rural Philip area who are working as nurse aids, and/or have completed the nursing general education prerequisites, to earn their Practical Nursing diplomas close to home. This will save them time and money from having to travel to Rapid City and perhaps locate housing there.”

Hybertson said the Philip location will offer the same lecture courses, nursing lab, simulation, and clinical experiences for students as in Rapid City.

Financial aid opportunities are available for the Practical Nursing program.

To apply, or for more information, call WDTC Nursing at 605) 718-2914 or email

Application and professional licensure information is available at:

About Western Dakota Technical College

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) was established in 1968 and is the only technical college serving the western South Dakota region.
WDTC offers programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies.

Ninety-nine percent of the college's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military per the WDTC 2021 Placement Report. There were 326 respondents out of 380 graduates surveyed. [Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]

Western Dakota Technical College faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, Western Dakota Technical College students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities.

For information about Western Dakota Technical College, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Visit us on the web at

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