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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Nursing Education Programs

Questions? Please contact Linda Young, Nursing Program Specialist


EDUCATION/REGULATION RESOURCES




Practical Program Nursing Program Chair/Director State Approval Accreditation
Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
www.lakeareatech.edu
Patricia Foley, MS, RN FULL Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD
www.mitchelltech.edu
Carena Jarding, DNP, RN INTERIM HLC
Mount Marty College         Yankton, SD
www.mtmc.edu
Diane Smith, PhD, RN INTERIM HLC
Sinte Gleska University      Mission, SD
www.sintegleska.edu
Mission SD
DeAnn Eastman-Janssen, MS, RN PROBATION HLC
Sisseton Wahpeton College
www.swc.tc
Sisseton SD
Nola Ragan, MS, RN PROBATION HLC
Southeast Technical Institute
www.southeasttech.edu
Sioux Falls SD
Kristin Possehl, MSN, MEd, RN FULL HLC
Western Dakota Technical Institute
www.wdt.edu
Rapid City SD
Christi McArthur, BSN, RN PROBATION HLC
Associate Degree RN Program Nursing Program Chair/Director State Approval Accreditation
Oglala Lakota College
www.olc.edu
Pine Ridge SD
  • Generic RN
Jessica Zephier, MSN, RN PROBATION HLC
Southeast Technical Institute
www.southeasttech.edu
Sioux Falls SD
  • LPN to Associate Degree RN
Kristin Possehl, MSN, MEd, RN FULL HLC
ACEN
University of South Dakota
www.usd.edu
Watertown SD
  • LPN to Associate Degree RN
Haifa Samra, PhD, RN FULL HLC
ACEN
Baccalaureate RN Degree Program Nursing Program Chair/Director State Approval Accreditation
Augustana University
www.augie.edu
Sioux Falls SD
  • Generic RN
  • Accelerated RN
Pamela Schroeder, EdD, RN FULL HLC
Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE)
Dakota Wesleyan University
RN-BS Program
www.dwu.edu
Mitchell SD
  • Generic RN
  • Associate RN to BSN
  • LPN to RN, BSN
Diane Sandhoff, MS, RN FULL HLC
CCNE
Mount Marty College
www.mtmc.edu
Yankton SD
  • Generic RN
Diane Smith, PhD, RN FULL HLC
CCNE
National American University
www.national.edu
Rapid City: RN to BSN Lori Jo Bork, PhD, RN FULL HLC
CCNE
Rapid City & Sioux Falls: Generic RN Lori Jo Bork, PhD, RN INTERIM HLC
CCNE
Presentation College
www.presentation.edu
Aberdeen SD
  • Generic RN
Sandra Sexton Welling, PhD, RN, CCM FULL HLC
ACEN
South Dakota State University
www.sdstate.edu
  • Generic RN: Brookings-Main Campus, Rapid City and Sioux Falls
  • Accelerated RN: Aberdeen and Sioux Falls
  • RN to BSN: Online
Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN FULL HLC
CCNE
University of Sioux Falls
www.usiouxfalls.edu
Sioux Falls SD
  • Generic RN
  • Accelerated RN
  • RN to BSN: Online
Jessica Cherenegar, DNP, RN FULL HLC
CCNE
University of South Dakota
www.usd.edu
  • Generic RN: Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Vermillion-Main Campus
  • RN to BSN: Online
Haifa Samra, PhD, RN FULL HLC
CCNE
Masters Degree Program Nursing Program Chair/Director SD BON Approval Status Accreditation
Mount Marty College
www.mtmc.edu
Sioux Falls SD
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, CRNA, FAAN Accept National Accreditation HLC
AANA - Council on Accreditation (COA)
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Diane Smith, PhD, RN Accept National Accreditation HLC
CCNE
South Dakota State University:
www.sdstate.edu
Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls SD
  • Clinical Nursing Leadership
  • FNP
  • Nurse Educator
Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN Accept National Accreditation HLC
CCNE
Doctoral Program Nursing Program Chair/Director Accept National Accreditation Accreditation
South Dakota State University
www.sdstate.edu
Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls SD
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) - offer several nurse APRN tracts
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN Accept National Accreditation HLC
CCNE