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The health care industry in South Dakota serves a multi-state region that includes rural Find
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Minnesota, South and North Dakota and Montana. Nursing workforce needs in this region are driven by a rural, aging citizenry that includes a significant American Indian population. Current, conservative estimates still predict that in the next decade the U.S. will begin to experience one of the worst shortages of registered nurses in the nation's history. Unlike nurse shortages in the past, a rapidly aging population, a subsequent increased demand for RNs, plus an aging nursing workforce drive this nurse shortage, unparalleled in American nursing. One of the reasons for the increasing shortage is that, as the current nurse workforce ages, a growing proportion of those nurses will begin to retire, with a sharp increase around the year 2015. South Dakota's elderly population will double by 2020, creating huge demands for both skilled nurses and allied health professionals. Rapid changes in health care and technology require the nursing profession to continually expand its role.Educators and health planners see the growing demand for nurses not only as a need for additional personnel but also for additional education, with more nurses prepared in baccalaureate programs that emphasize leadership, patient education, case management, and care across a variety of acute care and outpatient settings. Nurse Educators, BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties — clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists — are professions that are sought after — especially in rural areas.

 

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $21,880- $26,692 Licensed Practical Nurse: $32,730 - $39,441
RN Staff Nurse: $50,955- $61,854 Nurse Practitioner: $69,313 - $81,698

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For South Dakota

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Liberty University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Northcentral University
Online

  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Prescott Valley
  • Prescott Valley
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Ohio Christian University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Sacred Heart University - Online
Online

At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good.

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Chamberlain University
Online

Designed by RNs for RNs

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University of Saint Mary
Online

The University of Saint Mary (USM) is an accredited institution that has been educating students since 1923.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Leavenworth
  • Leavenworth
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Saint Xavier University
Online

A Saint Xavier University education is one that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.

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