2015-2016 Catalog and Handbook 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Licensed Practical Nursing (Day/Online), Diploma (Pierre Location)

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South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium – Innovate. Educate. Enhance.

Over the next two years, the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium will work together with rural health care facilities and communities to develop and expand innovative training programs to increase the number of adults earning certificates, degrees, and diplomas.

Beginning in the Fall of 2015, Southeast Technical Institute will offer Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) classes for the Pierre area.  This 21-month program will prepare professionals to provide direct patient care in a variety of health care settings. Students enrolled in the Pierre area cohort will become knowledgeable in giving medications, assisting with activities of daily living, and performing many other duties necessary for patient treatment. Classes for the Pierre area cohort will require day time commitments of up to 3 days a week and occasional travel to Sioux Falls and other rural locations for specific clinicals.

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.

Note: This program requires light travel which may include traveling back and forth to Pierre and several weeks to Sioux Falls and other rural locations for clinicals.  Please contact Admissions for details.

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Licensed Practical Nursing (Day/Online), Diploma   
Licensed Practical Nursing (Day/Online), Diploma: Admission Requirements  
STI Nursing Program Student Learning Outcomes, bases on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)   
Licensed Practical Nursing (Day/Online), Diploma: Total Program Fees (estimate)   

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 48

General Education Courses

Spring Semester

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

Spring 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.

This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and training Administration.  The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.  Southeast Tech’s individual grant of $5,349,726 funds 100% of their portion of the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium project.

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