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CNA Training in South Dakota

Comprehensive guide to CNA training and certification in South Dakota

Every nurse aide in the state of South Dakota is required to hold a nursing assistant certification before landing a job. This is the new law passed by the federal regulations for the whole state. This is intended to make sure that every nursing aide working in the state is truly capable and knowledgeable on the job. The whole process to become certified is very simple, and nurse aide job openings are fairly plentiful once you become a certified nursing assistant.

During the process of becoming a certified nursing assistant, students will take CNA training classes administered by an institution approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. After taking the classes, a test will be given to certify that students have a strong grasp on the required knowledge. A physical fitness examination and criminal background scan will also be required, which is in accordance with the law. 16 hours of the 75-hour class will be conducted in a facility where you can learn while working.

These trainings and classes to become a CNA are provided by several hospitals and education systems in South Dakota. The courses are designed to prepare the student with material that is essential for passing the state test. Other necessary skills and procedures are also included while practicing, like placing a patient in the bathtub, performing CPR, delivering and assisting with food, precautions for safety and keeping a clean environment for the patients.

The procedures for the test are provided by the state board of nursing in collaboration with the Diversified Technologies or D&S. The CNA certification test may be taken at the end of the training program, and it starts with a written multiple choice section. The test will end with a skills section that will require students to demonstrate 5 of the 25 nurse aide skills that are required. Passing grade for the test is 25% incorrect. If this is achieved, you will be gain certification and will be given a space in the South Dakota Nurse Aide Registry.

According to the reports made by the South Dakota Department of Labor, a 16.8% growth rate of nurse aide job openings is expected. The average CNA salary in South Dakota is $25,510 per year. For those who want to be certified nursing assistants and are in need of financial assistance, South Dakota also offers some free CNA training classes.



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                    List of CNA Classes in South Dakota

                    Aberdeen Healthcare Center Nurse Aide Training Course

                    1700 North Highway 281, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

                    American Red Cross – Black Hills Chapter

                    1221 North Maple Ave., Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701

                    Aurora Brule Nursing Home – White Lake

                    408 South Johnston Street, White Lake, SD 57383

                    Avera Bormann Manor CNA Training Course – Parkston

                    501 North 4th Street, Parkston, South Dakota 57366

                    Avera Brady Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Aide Program – Mitchell

                    500 South Ohlman Street, Mitchell, SD 57301

                    Avera Education and Staffing Solutions Nursing Assistant Course – Yankton

                    1000 West 4th Street, Yankton, SD 57078

                    Avera Eureka Health Care Center Nurse Assistant Program

                    202 J Avenue, Eureka, South Dakota 57437

                    Avera Gregory Health Care Center – Gregory

                    400 Park Avenue, Gregory, South Dakota 57533

                    Avera Mother of Joseph Manor Nursing Assistant Program – Aberdeen

                    1002 North Jay Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

                    Avera Prince of Peace CNA Training Program – Sioux Falls

                    4504 South Prince of Peace Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

                    Avera Sister James Nurse Aide Training – Yankton

                    2111 West 11th Street, Yankton, SD 57078

                    Avera Yankton Care Center Nurse Aide Training Program

                    1212 West 8th Street, Yankton, SD 57078

                    Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care Nurse Aide Training

                    2200 13th Ave, Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717

                    Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home – Martin

                    102 Major Allen, Martin, SD 57551

                    Bethany Lutheran Home CNA Course – Sioux Falls

                    1901 South Holly Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

                    Bethel Lutheran Home Nurse Aide Training Course – Madison

                    1001 South Egan Avenue, Madison, SD 57042

                    Bethesda Home of Aberdeen Nurse Aide Course

                    1224 South High Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

                    Bethesda Nursing Home – Webster

                    129 West Hwy 12, Webster, SD 57274

                    Bethesda of Beresford Nurse Assistant Program

                    606 West Cedar, Beresford, South Dakota 57004

                    Bowdle Nursing Home CNA Class

                    8001 West 5th Street, Bowdle, SD 57428

                    Brookview Manor – Brookings

                    300 22nd Ave # 2, Brookings, South Dakota 57006

                    Brookview Manor CNA Class – Brookings

                    300 22nd Ave # 2, Brookings, South Dakota 57006

                    Bryant Park View Care Center Nurse Aide Program

                    West Hwy 28, Bryant, South Dakota 57221

                    Cactus Hills Retirement Community – Edgemont

                    908 H Street, Edgemont, SD 57735

                    Childrens Care Hospital and School CNA Course – Sioux Falls

                    2501 West 26th St., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

                    Custer Regional Senior Care

                    1065 Montgomery St., Custer, SD 57730

                    Diamond Care Center CNA Class – Bridgewater

                    901 North Main St., Bridgewater, South Dakota 57319

                    Dorsett Regional Senior Care – Spearfish

                    1020 North 10th St., Spearfish, SD 57783

                    Douglas County Hospital Nurse Aide Training Program – Armour

                    708 8th Street, Armour, South Dakota 57313

                    Dow Rummel Village Nurse Aide Training – Sioux Falls

                    1000 North Lake Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104

                    Eastern Star Home of South Dakota Nurse Aide Program – Redfield

                    126 West 12th Ave., Redfield, SD 57469

                    Estelline Nursing and Care Center

                    North Main, Estelline, South Dakota 57234

                    Fall River Health Services CNA Course – Hot Springs

                    209 North 16th St., Hot Springs, SD 57747

                    Faulkton Healthcare Center Nurse Aide Course

                    1401 Pearl St., Faulkton, South Dakota 57438

                    Firesteel Healthcare Center Nurse Aide Program – Mitchell

                    1120 East 7th Ave., Mitchell, SD 57301

                    Five Counties Hospital and Nursing Home CNA Program – Lemmon

                    405 6Th Avenue West, Lemmon, South Dakota 57638

                    Gettysburg Medical Center

                    606 East Garfield Ave., Gettysburg, SD 57442

                    Golden Living Center – Covington Heights

                    3900 South Cathy Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106

                    Golden Living Center – Milbank

                    1103 South Second Street, Milbank, SD 57252

                    Golden Living Center – Pierre

                    950 East Park Street, Pierre, SD 57501

                    Golden Living Center – Redfield

                    1015 East 3rd Street, Redfield, SD 57469

                    Golden Living Center CNA Course – Salem

                    500 Colonial Drive, Salem, South Dakota 57058

                    Golden Living Center CNA Program – Meadowbrook

                    2500 Arrowhead Drive, Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

                    Golden Living Center CNA Program – Prairie Hills

                    916 Mountain View Rd., Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

                    Golden Living Center CNA Training Course – Groton

                    118 High St., Westerly, RI 02891

                    Golden Living Center CNA Training Program – Bella Vista

                    302 St. Cloud St., Rapid City, SD 57701

                    Golden Living Center Nurse Aide Course – Lake Norden

                    903 Park Street, Lake Norden, SD 57248

                    Golden Living Center Nurse Aide Program – Watertown

                    415 4th Ave NE, Watertown, SD 57201

                    Golden Living Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Black Hills

                    1620 North 7th Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

                    Golden Living Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Arlington

                    120 Care Center Road, Arlington, South Dakota 57212

                    Golden Living Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Mobridge

                    1100 4th Avenue East, Mobridge, South Dakota 57601

                    Golden Living Center Nursing Assistant Course – Clark

                    201 8th Avenue NW, Clark, SD 57225

                    Golden Living Center Nursing Assistant Program – Ipswich

                    617 Bloemendaal Drive, Ipswich, South Dakota 57451

                    Golden Living Employment Center – Rapid City

                    1301 West Omaha Street, Suite 219, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

                    Good Samaritan Center – Deuel County

                    913 Colonel Pete Sr., Clear Lake, South Dakota 57226

                    Good Samaritan Center – Tripp

                    300 North Dobson Street, Tripp, SD 57376

                    Good Samaritan Center CNA Class – Canistota

                    700 West Main Street, Canistota, SD 57012

                    Good Samaritan Center CNA Training Program – Tyndall

                    2304 Laurel Street, Tyndall, SD 57066

                    Good Samaritan Center Nurse Aide Course – Sioux Falls

                    401 West 2nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

                    Good Samaritan Center Nurse Aide Program – Centerville

                    500 Vermillion Street, Centerville, SD 57014

                    Good Samaritan Center Nurse Aide Training – Scotland

                    130 6th Street, Scotland, South Dakota 57050

                    Good Samaritan Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Pleasant View

                    455 North Dakota Ave., Corsica, SD 57328

                    Good Samaritan Center Nurse Assistant Program – Canton

                    1022 North Dakota Street, Canton, South Dakota 57013

                    Good Samaritan Center Nursing Assistant Course – Wagner

                    515 West Hwy 46, Wagner, South Dakota 57380

                    Good Samaritan Center Nursing Assistant Program – Selby

                    4861 Lincoln Ave, Selby, South Dakota 57472

                    Good Samaritan Luther Manor – Sioux Falls

                    2900 South Lake Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

                    Good Samaritan Society CNA Training Course – Howard

                    300 West Hazel, Howard, South Dakota 57349

                    Good Samaritan Society Nurse Aide Training Course – De Smet

                    411 Calumet Avenue NW, De Smet, SD 57231

                    Good Samaritan Village Marion Road CNA Course – Sioux Falls

                    3901 South Marion Rd., Sioux Falls, SD 57106

                    Highmore Health Care Center

                    410 8th Street SE, Highmore, SD 57345

                    Holy Infant Hospital Nurse Assistant Program – Hoven

                    512 Main Street, Hoven, South Dakota 57450

                    Hosmer Senior Citizens Home

                    P.O. Box 67, Hosmer, SD 57448

                    Hudson Healthcare Center Nurse Aide Course

                    720 Parkway, Hudson, South Dakota 57034

                    Jenkins Living Center – Watertown

                    215 South Maple Street, Watertown, SD 57201

                    Kadoka Nursing Home CNA Class

                    103 Maple Street West, Kadoka, South Dakota 57543

                    Kingsbury Memorial Manor CNA Training Course – Lake Preston

                    703 4th Street SE, Lake Preston, SD 57249

                    Lake Andes Health Care Center

                    740 East Lake Street, Lake Andes, South Dakota 57356

                    Lennox Good Samaritan Center Nurse Aide Training Program

                    405 East 5th Avenue, Lennox, SD 57039

                    Manor Care Health Services Nurse Aide Program – Aberdeen

                    400 8th Ave. NW, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

                    Menno-Olivet Care Center Nursing Assistant Program – Menno

                    402 South Pine Street, Menno, SD 57045

                    Morningside Manor Nursing Home – Alcester

                    101 Church Street, Alcester, South Dakota 57001

                    New Underwood Good Samaritan Center Nurse Aide Course

                    412 South Madison Street, New Underwood, SD 57761

                    Oakview Terrace CNA Class – Freeman

                    510 East 8th Street, Freeman, South Dakota 57029

                    Palisade Manor Nursing Assistant Course – Garretson

                    20 4th Street, Garretson, SD 57030

                    Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home – Viborg

                    315 North Washington Ave., Viborg, South Dakota 57070

                    Platte Care Center CNA Training Course

                    601 East 7th Street, Platte, SD 57369

                    Prairie Estates Care Center Nursing Assistant Program – Elk Point

                    600 South Franklin Street, Elk Point, South Dakota 57025

                    Prairie Good Samaritan Center CNA Training Program – Miller

                    421 East 4th Street, Miller, SD 57362

                    Prairie View Care Center – Woonsocket

                    P.O. Box 68, Woonsocket, South Dakota 57385

                    Presentation College Nurse Aide Program – Lakota Campus

                    P.O. Box 1070, Eagle Butte, SD 57625

                    Riverview Health Services CNA Program – Flandreau

                    611 East 2nd Ave., Flandreau, South Dakota 57028

                    Rosholt Nursing Care Center Nurse Assistant Program

                    85 1st Avenue East, Rosholt, SD 57260

                    Sanford Care Center CNA Training Course – Vermillion

                    125 South Walker Street, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069

                    Sinte Gleska University – Mission

                    101 Antelope Lake Circle, Mission, SD 57555

                    Sisseton Wahpeton College Nurse Aide Training Program

                    Agency Village Box 689, Sisseton, South Dakota 57262

                    Somerset Court – Rapid City

                    4100 Derby Lane, Rapid City, SD 57701

                    Southridge Health Care Center Nursing Assistant Course – Sioux Falls

                    3600 South Norton Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

                    St. Mary’s Healthcare Center – Pierre

                    801 East Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501

                    St. Michael’s Hospital and Nursing Home CNA Course – Tyndall

                    410 West 16th Avenue, Tyndall, South Dakota 57066

                    St. William’s Care Center – Milbank

                    100 South 9th Street, Milbank, SD 57252

                    Sturgis Regional Senior Care CNA Training Program

                    949 Harmon Street, Sturgis, South Dakota 57785

                    Sun Dial Manor Nursing Assistant Program – Bristol

                    410 2nd Street, Bristol, SD 57219

                    Tekakwitha Nursing Home CNA Program – Sisseton

                    6 East Chestnut Street, Sisseton, SD 57262

                    Terrace Manor – Dell Rapids

                    1400 Thresher Drive, Dell Rapids, South Dakota 57022

                    Tiezen Memorial Home Nurse Aide Training – Marion

                    312 East State Street, Marion, South Dakota 57043

                    United Retirement Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Brookings

                    405 1st Ave., Brookings, SD 57006

                    Violet Tschetter Nursing Home CNA Class – Huron

                    50 7th Street SE, Huron, South Dakota 57350

                    Wakonda Heritage Manor Nurse Aide Course

                    515 Ohio Street, Wakonda, SD 57073

                    Weskota Manor Avera Health – Wessington Springs

                    608 1st Street NE, Wessington Springs, South Dakota 57382

                    Western Dakota Technical Institute – Rapid City

                    800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703

                    Wheatcrest Hills CNA Training Course – Britton

                    West Hwy 10, Britton, SD 57430

                    White Pines Assisted Living Center CNA Course – White

                    200 Patricks Avenue, White, South Dakota 57276

                    Wilmot Care Center Nurse Aide Training Course

                    501 4th Street, Wilmot, SD 57279

                    Winner Regional Healthcare Center CNA Training Program

                    745 East 8th Street, Winner, South Dakota 57580

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                    South Dakota CNA Certification Programs

                    Browse our list of South Dakota schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.

                    3 Steps to South Dakota CNA Certification

                    1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program

                    2) Pass the South Dakota CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the multiple choice portion and the clinical skills portion)

                    3) Pass the South Dakota CNA exam within 24 months of completing an approved nursing assistant education program

                    Helpful Links for Nurse Aides in South Dakota

                    South Dakota Board of Nursing
                    South Dakota Nurse Aide Registry

                    Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
                    National Association of Health Care Assistants
                    National Network of Career Nursing Assistants