Nursing Schools in South Dakota

The state of South Dakota is home to 16 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 14 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in South Dakota.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in South Dakota

Listed below are all nursing schools in South Dakota. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 16 nursing schools in the state of South Dakota.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Augustana University
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
89.1%
1
University of South Dakota
Location: Vermillion, SD
Programs offered: ADN BSN RN to BSN LPN to ADN
84.9%
2
University of Sioux Falls
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Accelerated BSN LPN
83.5%
3
Dakota Wesleyan University
Location: Mitchell, SD
Programs offered: ADN BSN LPN to ADN
81.3%
4
Southeast Technical Institute
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Programs offered: LPN ADN
81.2% 93.1%
5
1
South Dakota State University
Location: Brookings, SD
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
80.3%
6
Mount Marty College
Location: Yankton, SD
Programs offered: BSN LPN RN to BSN LPN to BSN
67.1% 75.3% 7 3
Oglala Lakota College
Location: Kyle, SD
Programs offered: ADN
63.5% 8
Presentation College
Location: Aberdeen, SD
Programs offered: ADN BSN
47.1% 9
National American University-Rapid City
Location: Rapid City, SD
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN to BSN ADN
43.1% 10
Lake Area Technical Institute
Location: Watertown, SD
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
89.1%
2
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Location: Rapid City, SD
Programs offered: LPN
67.9% 4
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Location: Sisseton, SD
Programs offered: ADN LPN
67.5% 5
Sinte Gleska University
Location: Mission, SD
Programs offered: LPN
61.0% 6
National American University-Sioux Falls
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Programs offered: BSN
South Dakota State University - Capital University Center. Pierre
Location: Pierre, SD
Programs offered: LPN to ADN

South Dakota's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


South Dakota's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average