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The South Dakota Department of Health delivers a wide range of public health programs to prevent disease, promote health and ensure access to health care.
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Find professional licensing boards for health care professionals, vital records for South Dakotan citizens, and register of deeds offices in the state.
Access surveying and licensing information, public health laboratory testing, preparedness resources, response resources and a statewide trauma registry.
View reports, surveys and statistics surrounding South Dakota youth, behavioral risks, birth, death, marriage, divorce and abortions and more.
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The State Public Health Laboratory provides environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry, and medical microbiology testing.
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The online application is only for individuals who have never taken the NCLEX exam, and who have completed a nursing education program.
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This application is for individuals who have never been issued an RN or LPN license in South Dakota.
Apply for License by Endorsement
South Dakota law allows nurses to license as an LPN by equivalency of education.
Apply for License by Equivalency
Access licensure by exam and endorsement information for individuals who have been educated outside the U.S.
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Follow instructions carefully to renew your RN or LPN license easily online.
Follow instructions to reinstate your lapsed RN or LPN license.
Follow instructions to reactivate your inactive RN or LPN license.
Follow instructions to inactivate your RN or LPN license.
Find courses for inactive nurses who do not meet practice requirements to refresh nursing knowledge.