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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