Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Requirements

1-Year Diploma Program - 44 Credits

Fall Start   Spring Start   Part-Time Day Option   Part-Time Evening Option   Huron, S.D.

Admission Criteria   Technology Requirements   ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Fall Start 

Licensed Practical Nursing (Fall Start), Diploma
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Spring Start 

Licensed Practical Nursing (Spring Start), Diploma
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Part-Time Day Option 

Licensed Practical Nursing Part-time Day (Fall Start), Diploma
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Part-Time Evening Option 

Licensed Practical Nursing Part-time Evening (Spring Start), Diploma
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Huron, S.D.

Licensed Practical Nursing (Huron), Diploma
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Admission Criteria  

 Two of the following: 
  • HS GPA: 2.5 GPA
  • US-HS Rank: Upper Half  
  • GED: 580 
  • ACT: 18 
  • SAT: 960
  • College GPA: 2.0 GPA - Based on 12+ credits. 
Students not meeting two of the above criteria are required to meet Next-Generation ACCUPLACER entrance requirements: 
  • Arithmetic: 217
  • Writing: 255
All students must also meet the TEAS Requirement Scores: 
  • TEAS Math: 62 
  • TEAS Reading: 75 

TEAS Information

Additional Program Requirements

Background Check and Drug Screen  

Completion of a background check and drug screen are required before program classes start.

Background Check   Drug Screen 

CNA Certification

Students must have a CNA certificate to enroll in the LPN program. This course may be taken for credit if prior certification is not complete.   


This program requires additional immunizations. Please refer to the Healthcare Programs Handbook for additional details.

Many of the Southeast Technical College health programs require students to complete clinical or preceptor hours working at an approved medical facility (the “Facility”) under the direction of either a Southeast Technical College faculty member or licensed medical staff of the Facility.  The Facilities are all independent institutions. Each Facility establishes the requirements for students to participate in either a clinical or a preceptor rotation at the Facility.  To provide clinical/preceptor opportunities for students, Southeast Technical College must comply with the Facilities' requirements and provide proof of adherence to Facility requirements.

Facilities require students to obtain certain vaccinations, including but not limited to influenza and COVID-19, before entering the Facility and participating in a clinical or preceptor rotation. Therefore, Southeast Technical College must obtain and have on file proof of the required vaccinations before a student is assigned to attend a clinical or preceptor rotation.

The Facilities allow students a medical exemption from the various vaccination requirements to enter the Facility and participate in their clinical or preceptor rotation. 

Students in need of an exemption from any vaccination(s) requirements due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form via the myTech website as soon as possible after vaccination deadlines have been announced.  Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. Approval is not guaranteed.

Individuals with an approved exemption will be required to comply with other preventative requirements as specified in the exemption approval and as may be updated by later notification and/or posting of requirements. 

Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.


Uniforms are required for this program and are available through Sparkle Uniforms.

Required Supplies
The following required supplies can be purchased in the Southeast Tech Bookstore:
  • Pen light
  • Stethoscope
  • Bandage Scissors 
Technical Standards

Read the Technical Standards form and review physical requirements. If you apply online, this is part of the application process.

Other Required Documentation

Applicants must complete and return an LPN Prerequisite Form before admittance into the program. 

LPN Prerequisite Form

CPR Certification: Students are required to provide proof of current American Heart Association CPR Certification before LPN coursework begins. At AAR and JumpStart, the program faculty representative will discuss this in detail. Southeast Tech does offer this training, if needed. To view the schedule, visit the Testing page on myTech. Click on Course Search at the bottom of the page. Then, type CPR in the Course Code field.

Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical College's Licensed Practical Nurse program is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech I.T. Support Center.


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