South Dakota Nursing Schools

People who want to pursue their career in the field of nursing know that there are various kinds of nursing programs available. Each of these programs has a different requirement and requires a different amount of time to complete it. The most popular of these programs are associates and bachelors degrees in nursing. An associate’s degree completes in a span of 2 years, whereas a bachelor’s degree lasts for 4 years. Some aspiring nurses prefer to pursue a 2-year program, while others choose the 4-year program. Other than these degree programs, masters and doctorate programs in nursing are also available. Professionals who want to advance their knowledge and skills usually pursue one of these programs. Along with this, there are various vocational nursing degree programs available which are offered at technical schools, community colleges and vocational nurse training schools. Some people also prefer to choose accelerated degrees which include accelerated bachelors of science in nursing and masters of science in nursing.

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in South Dakota

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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