Admission Process
Admission Requirements/Process
The application for the LPN-RN Program in Sioux Falls can be completed online. For questions regarding the LPN-RN admission process, contact Missy Herr-Valburg at 1-800-333-8506 or meherr@dwu.edu.

Applicants must provide documentation of the following requirements before the Nursing Admission Committee will review an application for admission to the LPN-RN Program in Sioux Falls:
  • Licensed Practical Nursing diploma from an accredited higher education institution.

  • Copy of current licensure as an LPN in South Dakota

  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or above in college, university, vocational and technical school coursework. No support course can be repeated more than one time. Official transcripts are needed before the start of classes. Unofficial transcripts may be used for provisional acceptance purposes.
  • Official copy of high school transcript or GED.

  • Employer verification of employment as LPN for minimum of six months. Those students who are practicing LPNs at the time of application review will receive higher priority for acceptance.

  • Nursing supervisor/manager letter of reference including, nursing skill and care competencies, working relationships with healthcare team members, communication skills, professional conduct and appearance, and attendance.
  • Prerequisite courses are required to be completed or successfully challenged.



Application Process

First priority for admission to the LPN-RN Nursing Program is given to applicants meeting all admission requirements by October 1. Qualified applicants will be admitted on a space available basis after October 1. If there is not an available opening for the LPN-RN Nursing Program, students who have met admission requirements and been accepted will be put on a waiting list and be notified by DWU Admissions if an opening becomes available.



An admission appeal process exists for students who do not meet the above requirements but have extenuating circumstances. Address written requests of appeal to the Nursing Admission Committee and mail to Dakota Wesleyan University, Attn: Admissions, 1200 West University Avenue, Mitchell, SD 57301.


Clinical Requirements
The following requirements must be met before students can participate in clinical experiences:
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
800-333-8506
© 2014 Dakota Wesleyan University
605-995-2600

Sitemap
South Dakota Website Design and Development