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Registered Nursing (LPN to RN)

Admission into Mitchell Tech

  • Complete admission application
  • Have a high school transcript sent to Mitchell Tech
  • Have your college or technical school transcripts sent to Mitchell Tech

AdmissionS REQUIREMENTS for Rn

  • Hold a current and unencumbered LPN/LVN/PN license
  • GPA from graduating LPN program at 2.5 or above 
  • Have a C or above on all pre-requisite courses:
    • Chemistry Survey with lab
    • Basic/General Microbiology with Lab
    • Mathematical Reasoning or equivalent
    • General Psychology
    • English Composition
  • Complete 750 hours of paid work experience as an LPN within the past 12 months
  • Return one work reference from current supervisor

Next steps for Accepted Students

Once you have been formally accepted into the RN program, you will be required to perform several tasks:

  • Submission of your immunization record with documentation of all required immunizations (at your expense)
  • Complete a criminal background check (at your expense)
  • Undergo a student physical (at your expense)
  • Present proof that you carry health insurance (at your expense)
  • Current CPR certification
  • Complete required documents provided to you by program administrator


Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN and be licensed as an RN in South Dakota. Students who are not South Dakota residents or South Dakota residents who are seeking employment outside South Dakota should contact that state’s Board of Nursing for any additional requirements (Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements | NCSBN)

NOTE: If you are or have been convicted, pleaded guilty or no contest to, or received a suspended imposition of sentence for a felony or certain misdemeanors, you are advised* that you may:

  • Not be able to complete all course requirements for the RN program
  • Not be able to take required licensure examination

*Inquiries and questions may be directed to the South Dakota Board of Nursing or MTC Nursing Program Director.

Mitchell Technical College has determined that our program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Mitchell Technical College has made no determination that our program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands.

South Dakota is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact which allows a nurse that is licensed and residing in South Dakota to be able to practice in other compact states without obtaining additional licensure.  This compact gives multistate rights to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses residing in a member state. The South Dakota Board of Nursing and National Council State Boards of Nursing provides additional details about the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Computer Requirements: This program allows you to bring your own laptop as long as it meets these minimum specifications:

Processor – Intel Core i Series (i3, i5, i7) or AMD Ryzen
Operating System – Windows 10
Webcam Recommended
Memory - 4 GB or more
Internal Storage – 64 GB or more
Microsoft Office is available at no charge as long as enrolled at Mitchell Tech

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