2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Licensed Practical Nursing (Spring Start), Diploma

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Admission Requirements   Learning Outcomes  
Estimated Program Fees   QSEN Outcomes  

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are collaborative members of the health care team, working under the supervision of RNs and physicians. They provide direct patient care by assisting with activities of daily living, giving medications in various ways including injections and IVs, and performing many other cares necessary for patient treatment. LPNs work in many settings that provide a number of scheduling options, such as hospitals, long-term care, clinics, home healthcare, government and private facilities. Schedules may include evening, night and weekend shifts due to the nature of the cares provided. LPNs are an essential part of the health care team and have a positive influence in the lives of clients.

Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN and be licensed as an LPN after approval by the Board of Nursing in their state of residence. Students who are not South Dakota residents or South Dakota residents who are seeking employment outside South Dakota should contact that state’s Board of Nursing for any additional requirements.

Background checks, drug screenings and a CNA are required for this program. Please see Licensed Practical Nursing Handbook  and the Health Student Handbook  for additional/adjusted rules, regulations and policies regarding your program.

  • Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL ) (Students can either purchase a laptop on their own or purchase one from the Southeast Tech Support Center.)

Also offered as an evening  program!

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Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 48

General Education Courses

Satisfactory completion of the above classes is required to take the following:

Satisfactory completion of the above classes is required to take the following:

Fall Semester

Satisfactory completion of the above classes is required to take the following:

Second 1/2 of the semester

Additional Information

Incoming students are required to show current proof of certification in Basic Life Support (CPR) for Health Care Providers through the American Heart Association.

Requirements: Achievement of a “C” or higher for all LPN & HC courses.

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

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