Registered Nurse (RN) Requirements

Associate Degree Program | 35 Credits

12 MONTHS - FALL START   18 Months - FALL START    

12 Months - SPRING START   18 Months - SPRING START   Huron, S.D.

Admission Criteria   Technology Requirements   Additional PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS   


Students will attend lab and clinical on campus or at a designated clinical site face-to-face with an instructor. There are a total of 5 lab days with NURS 211LS. During lab, students must demonstrate and check off on all advanced LPN skills and RN skills. 

The following courses have 6 days of clinical, totaling 18 days: NURS 211LS, NURS 220S, and NURS 230S. Some clinical may be in the evening and on weekends, depending on the site. Students will be provided clinical schedules as far in advance as possible. Online lectures are started twice a year, in January and August. Face-to-face lectures are offered once year, starting in August.

12 Months - Fall Start

Registered Nurse (Fall Start-12 months), AAS
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18 Months - Fall Start

Registered Nurse (Fall Start-18 months), AAS

12 Months - Spring Start

Registered Nurse (Spring Start-12 months), AAS
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18 Months - Spring Start

Registered Nurse (Spring Start-18 months), AAS
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Huron, S.D.

Registered Nurse (Fall Start-12 months), AAS
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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 


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.

RN Technical Standards

 Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical College's Registered 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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