LPN Education and Certification in South Dakota

All licensed practical nurses (LPN) are required to be licensed before they can begin working in South Dakota. Licenses here are obtained through the South Dakota Board of Nursing and you must be CPR certified to qualify for one.

Before you can fill out an application you must earn your LPN degree and pass the NCLEX-PN exam. When you apply for a license you will pay an $85 fee and will be required to attach a copy of your LPN school transcript.

If you want to continue working as an LPN in South Dakota you must renew your license every two years. To renew your license you must have done one of two things during the previous six years: either completed 480 practice hours over the span of six years or completed 140 practice hours during a 12-month time period during these six years.

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