Associate of Science LPN-RN Sioux Falls
General Information 
DWU offers an Associate of Science (AS) Degree in nursing which satisfies the academic requirements necessary for a graduate’s eligibility to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse. Because this LPN-RN curriculum in Sioux Falls is a one-year (August – May) program designed to build on the firm foundation of nursing skills mastered by the licensed practical nurse (LPN), the goal is to move the student’s knowledge of human health needs and nursing interventions to a deeper level. In addition, within this one academic year, the program content is designed to develop leadership and management of care skills needed by the registered nurse (RN) in the current healthcare practice setting.

The nursing curriculum uses Roy’s Adaptation Model and builds upon the three nursing roles (provider of care, manager of care and member of a profession) of the associate degree nurse and the four major concepts of person, health, environment, and nurse.

Nursing classes will be scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays in addition to some Wednesdays. Some coursework may be delivered online. Classes will meet at Southeast Technical Institute (STI) in Sioux Falls. Clinical rotations will be scheduled by nursing faculty members when clinical sites are available for specific nursing courses. Clinical rotations may require some travel by students.

The DWU Nursing Program is approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; phone: 1-404-975-5000; fax: 1-404-975-5020; Web site: www.acenursing.org

For details about the academic program and courses view the Nursing section of the Dakota Wesleyan University Catalog. For more information about the LPN-RN Nursing Program in Sioux Falls, contact:

Wyonne Kaemingk, RN, MS
AS Program Director, Arlene Gates Department of Nursing
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave. Box 909
Mitchell, SD 57301
Telephone: 605-995-2889
E-mail: wykaemin@dwu.edu


Missy Herr-Valburg
Director of Admissions
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Telephone: 605-995-2652;
1-800-333-8506
Fax: 605-995-2699
E-mail: meherr@dwu.edu
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1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
800-333-8506
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