South Dakota LPN to RN/BSN Programs

Last Updated/Verified: Mar 23, 2024

With an increasing demand for registered nurses in the state, many South Dakota LPNs are choosing to go back to school to earn an ADN or BSN degree. Luckily, the state offers several LPN to RN bridge programs specifically for this need. RNs are able to make critical decisions, work more autonomously, and earn higher salaries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in South Dakota make an average of $18,820 more annually than LPNs in the state do.

Looking for more information on the LPN to RN educational pathway? Learn more about taking and passing the NCLEX-RN examination and check out the South Dakota Board of Nursing for information on education, licensing, and available organizations for registered nurses in the state.

List of 2024 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in SD

Below is the 2024 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in South Dakota. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

LPN to RN/BSN Online
Online Program - Achieve offers a fast-track program that combines the effectiveness of real classroom learning with the speed of credit-by- examination.
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD
(800) 333-8506
Presentation College
1500 North Main Street
Aberdeen, SD
(800) 437-6060
University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD
(877) 269-6873

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South Dakota LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

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The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in South Dakota.

On average an RN in South Dakota earns $39,167, which is 19% less than the national average for registered nurses ($48,109).

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Sioux Falls - SD$38,840$58,80051.4%
Rapid City - SD$39,820$61,69054.9%

Table data taken from 2018 BLS &