Registered Nurse & Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure Procedures
NOTE: Criminal background checks must be submitted to the South Dakota Board of Nursing with all new applications for nurse licensure by examination or endorsement. To request that fingerprint materials be mailed to you, please call the Board of Nursing (605) 362-2760 or send your request via email. Completed criminal background check fingerprint cards received at the Board of Nursing office must be accompanied by a money order for the $43.25 fee made payable to South Dakota Divison of Criminal Investigation (DCI), or the cards will be returned to you, resulting in delayed processing of your South Dakota nursing license.
Criminal Background Check Instructions for Applicant
SD Nurse Licensure Verification online or via email
Online License Renewal is now available for LPNs and RNs.
APN (CNM, CNP, CNS, CRNA) License Renewal cannot be accepted online at this time.)
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Renewal of License for RN / LPN Forms | RN/LPN Renewal Type-on Form | RN / LPN Online License Renewal
Request for a Duplicate License
Request for RN / LPN Inactive Status
Request for Reactivation | Type-on Form
Request for Reinstatement | Type-on Form
Licensure by Endorsement
Refresher Courses for RN / LPN approved by the SD Board of Nursing
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Licensure by Examination:
Temporary Permit Application: pending NCLEX
LPN Licensure by Exam
RN Licensure by Exam
NCLEX-PN® Examination by Equivalency
Canadian-Educated LPN or RN (English Speaking) Licensure by Examination
Foreign-Educated LPN or RN Licensure by Exam