South Dakota LPN to RN/BSN Programs

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.

List of 2018 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in SD

Below is the 2018 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.

ProgramWebsite
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.
NOTE: MUST BE A LPN/LVN TO APPLY
Dakota Wesleyan University
LPN to BSN
1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD
(800) 333-8506
Presentation College - Aberdeen Campus
LPN to BSN
1500 N Main St
Aberdeen, SD
(605) 225-1634
University of South Dakota
LPN to RN
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD
(877) 269-6873

South Dakota LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

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 collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in South Dakota.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Rapid City - SD$37,570$58,22055.0%

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm