Nursing Programs in South Dakota

Nursing Jobs in South Dakota (Outlook)

The state of South Dakota was ranked on CNBC’s list of the “Top States for Business in 2010” as the 7th best state in the nation. This is a great advantage for those who attend on of the nursing schools in South Dakota because their will be a lot of job opportunities available upon graduating.

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Quick South Dakota Nursing Facts

  • The state currently employs over 13,000 registered nurses
  • Currently there are over 19,320 employed nurses in the state
  • There are currently 10 state accredited nursing programs in South Dakota
  • top-five list of states with the highest concentration of workers in the registered nurse field

South Dakota Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 11,120
Hourly Average Wage: $26.78
Yearly Average Wage: $55,710

Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 2,010
Hourly Average Wage: $16.57
Yearly Average Wage: $34,470

Top Nursing Employers in South Dakota

  1. Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
  2. Sanford USD Medical Center
  3. Rapid City Regional Hospital
  4. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
  5. Avera Saint Luke’s Hospital

South Dakota State References:

State Nursing Board: South Dakota Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: South Dakota Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations