An LPN diploma or RN degree from Southeast Tech in the fast-growing field of nursing puts you at the center of today’s high-demand healthcare industry. Through a collaboration with the Huron Regional Medical Center, Southeast Tech offers LPN and RN curriculum in Huron, S.D.
Hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and physician’s offices are only a few of the many employers seeking talented professionals to serve the increasing demand for preventive medical services in South Dakota and across the nation.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that projected growth in nursing outpaces the average for all occupations, with 15% growth expected through 2026 for RNs. In South Dakota, graduates can expect to find employment with the following healthcare and medical technology employers:
- Huron Regional Medical Center
- Mercy Medical Center
- Sanford Health
- Sioux Falls Veterans Administration Health Care System
Are you looking for a field where you can help others? Your duties as a Registered Nurse include:
- Coordinating patient care
- Educating patients about health conditions
- Offering emotional support to patients and their families
- Treating patients with dignity and respect
RN vs. LPN
A Registered Nurse dispenses medication and builds a treatment plan, while LPNs, who work under supervision of RNs, providing more basic nursing care. The coursework required for Southeast Tech’s program at Huron, South Dakota, to become an RN is two years, while an LPN diploma takes one year.
Differentiators at Southeast Tech
During your training as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, you will attend lab and clinical on Southeast Tech’s campus or at a designated clinical site. Online classes also are offered. Your degree is backed by these other career-boosters:
Accreditation: Southeast Tech’s LPN/RN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Excellence in Nursing.
Licensing: After graduating, you are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to be licensed as an RN.
Learning Outcomes: From problem-solving to medical competency, you will gain the skills necessary to compassionately serve in a healthcare setting.
What degree do you need to be an RN
Southeast Tech LPN graduates or LPNs with 750 documented hours of work experience are a good fit for STC’s RN program. Your experience launches your career toward an associate degree.
Southeast Tech’s two-year Registered Nursing program includes courses on Microbiology, Nursing Across the Lifespan, and Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing.
Want to know more? Request information about Southeast Tech from the admissions office.
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Other Programs Related to Nursing
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