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Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)

Admission into MTI

  • Complete admission application
  • Have a high school transcript sent to MTI
  • If you previously attended college and you have college or technical school transcripts, please arrange to have those transcripts sent to MTI
  • Scores from schools or agencies for any of the following tests you have taken: ACT or Accuplacer
  • If above testing was not completed or scores do not meet program standards, the student must complete an admissions test at MTI (no charge for this test)
  • Send MTI a copy of a birth certificate or driver’s license (proof of birth date) and/or proof of legal US resident status

AdmissionS REQUIREMENTS for lpn

1.   ACT score of 18 or above in all sections or ACCUPLACER equivalent(s);
2.   High school or college cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above; and
3.   TEAS Exam composite score of 62% or above, 62% for admission of fall 2019

Next steps for Accepted Students

Once you have been formally accepted into the LPN 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)
  • Present proof of CNA certfication or minimum 100 hours of documented direct patient care 
  • Complete required documents provided to you by program administrator

licensure considerations

Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN and be licensed as an LPN after approval by the Board of Nursing in their state of residence. 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.

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 MTI

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