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CNA Training in South Dakota

Browse local CNA courses offered at South Dakota schools

Complete CNA certification training in 3 months to become a licensed nursing assistant

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.

How Can I Find CNA Training Programs Near Me?

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. Use our custom school search tool to identify CNA training programs near you with open enrollment.

How Much Can You Make as a CNA in South Dakota?

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.

How to Become a CNA in South Dakota

The training 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.

Can I Transfer My CNA License to South Dakota?

If you are a certified nursing assistant from another state and have just moved to South Dakota you can apply to the Nursing Aide Registry in South Dakota for what is called “reciprocity”. As long as you can provide verification that you completed a state approved CNA certification program, are currently certified in another state, and have worked as a CNA recently. You would not need to take the South Dakota exam or training if you are granted reciprocity. CNA licenses usually need to be renewed every two years.

How Much Does CNA Training Cost? How Long Does it Take?

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.

CNA Classes in South Dakota (SD)

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

South Dakota CNA Certification Requirements

– complete state approved CNA training program
– pass both parts of competency evaluation (written & skills)
– pass competency test within 24 months of completion of training

South Dakota CNA Resources

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