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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Nursing Education Programs

Questions? Please contact Glenna Burg, Nursing Education Specialist


EDUCATION/REGULATION RESOURCES




Practical Nurse Programs State Approval National Accreditation

Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI)
Main Campus:  Watertown, SD
Website:  www.lakeareatech.edu
Dean/Director:  Patricia Foley, MS, RN

Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI)
Main Campus:
 Mitchell, SD
Website:  www.mitchelltech.edu 
Dean/Director:  Carena Jarding, DNP, RN

Interim Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Sinte Gleska University (SGU)
Main Campus:
 Mission, SD
Website:  www.sintegleska.edu
Dean/Director:  DeAnn Eastman-Jansen, MS, RN

Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC)
Main Campus:
 Sisseton, SD
Website:  www.swc.tc
Dean/Director:  Nola Ragan, MS, RN

Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Southeast Technical Institute (STI)
Main Campus:
  Sioux Falls, SD
Website:  www.southeasttech.edu
Dean/Director:  Kristin Possehl, MSN, MEd, RN

Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Western Dakota Technical Institute (WDT)
Main Campus:
 Rapid City, SD
Website:  www.wdt.edu
Dean/Director:  Christi McArthur, MS, RN

Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

 

Associate Degree RN Programs State Approval National Accreditation

Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI)
Main Campus: 
 Watertown, SD
Website:  www.lakeareatech.edu
Dean/Director:  Patricia Foley, MS, RN

  • LPN to Associate Degree RN
Interim Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Oglala Lakota College (OLC)
Main Campus:  Pine Ridge, SD
Website:  www.olc.edu
Interim Dean/Director:  Michelle Bruns, MSN, RN

  • Generic Associate Degree RN
Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Southeast Technical Institute (STI)
Main Campus: 
 Sioux Falls, SD
Website:  www.southeasttech.edu
Dean/Director:  Kristin Possehl, MSN, MEd, RN

  • LPN to Associate Degree RN
Full

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Western Dakota Technical Institute (WDT)
Main Campus:
  Rapid City, SD
Website:  www.wdt.edu
Dean/Director:  Christi McArthur, MS, RN

  • LPN to Associate Degree RN
Interim Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

 

Baccalaureate Degree RN Programs State Approval National Accreditation

Augustana University (AU)
Main Campus:  Sioux Falls, SD
Website:  www.augie.edu
Dean/Director:  Lynn White PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

  • Generic RN​​ 
  • Accelerated RN

Full

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU)
Main Campus:  Mitchell, SD
Website:  www.dwu.edu
Dean/Director:  Stacy Eden, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

  • Generic RN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Interim

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Mount Marty College (MMC)
Main Campus:  Yankton, SD
Website:  www.mtmc.edu
Dean/Director:  Kathy Magorian, EdD, MSN, RN

  • Generic RN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

National American University (NAU)
Main Campus: 
Rapid City, SD
Website:  www.national.edu
Dean/Director:  Lori Jo Bork, PhD, RN

  • Generic RN
Full

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Presentation College (PC)
Main Campus:  Aberdeen, SD
Website:  www.presentation.edu
Dean/Director:  Sandra Sexton Welling, PhD, RN, CCM

  • Generic RN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

South Dakota State University (SDSU)
Main Campus:  Brookings, SD
Website:  www.sdstate.edu
Dean/Director:  Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, APRN, CRNA, FAAN

  • Generic RN
  • Accelerated RN
  • RN to BSN
Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

University of Sioux Falls (USF)
Main Campus:  Sioux Falls, SD
Website:  www.usiouxfalls.edu
Dean/Director:  Jessica Cherenegar, DNP, RN

  • Generic RN
  • Accelerated RN
  • RN to BSN
Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

University of South Dakota (USD)
Main Campus:  Vermillion, SD
Website:  www.usd.edu
Interim Dean/Director:  Anne Pithan, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE

  • Generic RN
  • LPN to RN
  • RN to BSN
Full Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Master's Degree Programs State Approval National Accreditation

Mount Marty College (MMC)
Main Campus:  Yankton, SD
Website:  www.mtmc.edu
Dean/Director:  Kathy Magorian, EdD, MSN, RN

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Postgraduate Certification (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)

Accept National
Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Mount Marty College (MMC) Nurse Anesthesia Program
Main Campus:
  Sioux Falls, SD
Website:  www.mtmc.edu
Dean/Director:  Jennifer Oakes, DNAP, CRNA

  • CRNA
Accept National
Accreditation
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

Presentation College (PC)
Main Campus: 
Aberdeen, SD
Website:  www.presentation.edu
Dean/Director:  Sandra Sexton Welling, PhD, RN, CCM

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Accept National
Accreditation
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

South Dakota State University (SDSU)
Main Campus:  Brookings, SD
Website:  www.sdstate.edu
Dean/Director:  Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, APRN, CRNA, FAAN 

  • Nurse Administrator
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Nurse Educator
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Postgraduate Certification (Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse leader, Nurse Educator)
Accept National
Accreditation
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

 

Doctoral Degree Programs State Approval National Accreditation

Mount Marty College (MMC) Nurse Anesthesia Program
Main Campus: 
Sioux Falls, SD
Website:  www.mtmc.edu
Dean/Director:  Jennifer Oakes, DNAP, CRNA

  • DNAP
Accept National Accreditation Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

South Dakota State University (SDSU)
Main Campus: 
Brookings, SD
Website:  www.sdstate.edu
Dean/Director:  Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, APRN, CRNA, FAAN         

  • DNP (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • PhD
Accept National Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)