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CNA programs in South Dakota give their students a great chance to change their career paths! Their is a bunch of healthcare jobs in South Dakota seeing record breaking rise in demand and there are not many seeing as much as nurse aides are. Follow our steps below and get started towards entering this great medical field.

Find the Best CNA Classes in South Dakota in a Few Steps

How to become a CNA in South Dakota

For those who want to become a certified nursing assistant in South Dakota, following our steps below will get you on the right path quickly and easily. The process could not be made simpler or more streamlined!

Step 1 – The Requirements for CNA Training in South Dakota Must be Fulfilled

Though requirements may vary from program to program, aspiring nurse aides in South Dakota will have to fulfill these requirements below.

Complete the school’s application
Fill out school’s application
Have HS diploma/GED
Pass drug test
Pass background check

Step 2 – Enroll in South Dakota approved CNA training

The South Dakota Board of Nursing has made it mandatory that before you can test for certification you will have to complete accredited CNA training. Programs approved by the SDBN are listed for you below and for any questions about regulations or training centers see the SDBN website here.

Accredited Nursing Assistant Programs in South Dakota

Aberdeen Health & Rehabilitation
1700 North Hwy 281
Aberdeen 225-7315

Alcester Care and Rehab Center
101 Church Street
PO Box 500
Alcester 934-2011

Arlington Care & Rehab Center
(aka GLC Arlington)
120 Care Center Road PO Box 280
Arlington 983-5796

Armour Health & Rehab Center (aka GLC Armour)
106 Braddock Armour 724-2911

Aspen Grove Assisted Living – Welcov Assisted Living
2065 Moose Drive Sturgis 720-4738

Aurora Brule Nursing Home
408 S. Johnston Street
White Lake 249-2216

Avera Bormann Manor (aka St. Benedict Health Center)
401 W. Glynn Drive Parkston 928-3384

Avera Brady Health & Rehab Nursing Home
500 S. Ohlman Mitchell 996-7701

Avera CNA Education & Staffing
Online Training
1000 W. 4th Street Suite 9
Yankton 668-8475

Avera Eureka Health Care Center
202 J Ave PO Box 40
Eureka 284-2145

Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care
717 E. Dakota Ave Pierre 224-3163

Avera Mother Joseph Manor
1002 North Jay Street
Aberdeen 622-5850

Avera Oahe Manor
700 E. Garfield Ave Gettysburg 765-2461

Avera Prince of Peace
4500 S Prince of
Peace Place Sioux Falls 322-5604

Avera Rosebud Country Care
300 Park Ave Gregory 835-8296

Avera Sr. James Care Center
(includes Yankton Care Center)
2111 W. 11th Yankton 655-1600

Belle Fourche Healthcare Community
2200 13th Ave Belle Fourche 723-0204

Bennett County Hospital & Nursing Home
PO Box 70 D Martin 685-6622

Bethany Home Sioux Falls & Brandon
1901 S. Holly Sioux Falls 338-2351

Bethel Lutheran Home
1001 S. Egan Ave Madison 256-4539

LTC & HC, 3rd
Bethesda Home
129 W Hwy 12 Webster 345-3331

Bethesda Home of Aberdeen
1224 S. High Street Aberdeen 225-7580

Bethesda of Beresford
606 W. Cedar Beresford 763-2050

AESS BHHC – Pierre Care and Rehab Center (aka GLC – Pierre)
950 E Park Street Pierre 224-8628

BHHC – Redfield, Groton, Ipswich
1015 E 3rd St Redfield 472-2288

BHHC – Watertown, Milbank, Clark, Lake Norden, (aka GLC)
415 4th Ave NE Watertown 886-8431

BHHC Training Center (Black
Hills, Bella Vista) (aka GLC)
4624 Creek Drive
Suite 5
Rapid City 519-5657

Bowdle Healthcare
Box 308 Bowdle 285-6391

Boxelder Job Corps USDAFS
22023 Job Corps
Place PO Box 110 Nemo 348-3636

Brookings High School Career & Technical Education Center
530 Elm Ave Brookings 696-4760

Bryant Parkview Care Center
303 W 6th Ave PO
Box 247
Bryant 628-2771

Centerville Care & Rehab
500 Vermillion
Centerville 563-2251

Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University
Mitchell 995-2727

Dells Nursing and Rehab Center
1400 Thresher Drive
Dell Rapids 428-5478

Diamond Care Center
PO Box 300 Bridgewater 729-2525

Eastern Star Home
126 W 12th Ave Redfield 472-2255

Estelline Nursing & Care Center
205 Fjerestad Ave
Estelline 873-2278

Fall River Health Services
1201 Hwy 71 South Hot Springs 745-8910

Faulkton Senior Living (Faulkton Healthcare Center)
1401 Pearl Street Faulkton 598-6214

Firesteel Healthcare Community Nursing
1120 E. 7th Ave Mitchell 996-6526

Five Counties Nursing Home
405 6th Ave West
PO Box 479
Lemmon 374-3871

Good Samaritan Communities of Sioux Falls: Center, Village, Luther Manor, Memory Care
401 W 2nd St Sioux Falls 336-1997

Good Samaritan Socety St.
Martin Village
4825 Jericho Way Rapid City 343-1919

Good Samaritan Society – Canistota
700 W Main St Canistota 296-3442

Good Samaritan Society – Canton
1022 N Dakota St Canton 987-2696

Good Samaritan Society – Corsica
455 N Dakota Ave Corsica 946-5467

Good Samaritan Society – DeSmet
411 Calumet Ave NW DeSmet 854-3327

Good Samaritan Society – Deuel County
913 Col Pete St Clear Lake 874-2159

Good Samaritan Society – Lennox
404 E 6th Ave Lennox 647-2251

Good Samaritan Society – Miller
421 E 4th St Miller 853-2701

Good Samaritan Society – New Underwood
412 S Madison New Underwood 754-6499

Good Samaritan Society – Scotland
130 6th Street Scotland 583-2216

Good Samaritan Society – Selby
4861 Lincoln Ave Selby 649-7663

Good Samaritan Society – Tyndall
2304 Laurel St Tyndall 589-3350

Good Samaritan Society – Wagner
515 W Hwy 46 Wagner 384-3661

Good Samaritan Society Howard
300 W Hazel Ave Howard 772-4481

Grand Living at Lake Lorraine
2815 S Westlake Dr
Sioux Falls 799-1900

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board
1770 Rand Rd Rapid City 721-1922

Highmore Health
410 8th St SE Highmore 852-2255

Hudson Care and Rehab
720 Parkway Hudson 984-2244

Independent Health Solutions
1143 Lincoln Ave SW Huron 352-4463

Irene Sunset Manor
129 E Clay St Irene 263-3318

Jenkins Living Center
215 S Maple St Watertown 886-1466

Kadoka Nursing Home
605 Maple St PO Box 310
Kadoka 837-2270

Lake Andes Senior Living
740 East Lake PO Box 130
Lake Andes 487-7071

Lake Area Technical Institute
1201 Arrow Ave
PO Box 730
Watertown 882-5284

2501 W. 26th Street
Sioux Falls 444-9556

Medicine Wheel Village
24266 1 Airport Rd
PO Box 800
Eagle Butte 964-8155

Menno-Olivet Care Center
402 S Pine St Menno 387-5139

MJF South Dakota Veterans Home
2500 Minnekahta Avenue
Hot Springs 745-5127

Ed Mobridge Care Center & Rehab (GLC Mobridge)
1100 4th Ave E PO Box 937
Mobridge 845-7201

Neighborhoods at Brookview
2421 Yorkshire Drive Brookings 696-8700

Oakview Terrace
510 East 8th St PO Box 370
Freeman 925-4000

Peaceful Pines Senior Living
1760 Tablerock Rd
(Facility use for
testing only to
occur at 800
Mickelson Dr Rapid
City, 57703)
Rapid City 718-0542

Philip Health Services, Inc
Box 790 Philip 859-2511

Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home
315 N Washington St Box 368
Viborg 326-5190

Platte Care Center Avera
PO Box 200 Platte 337-3131

Prairie Estates Healthcare Community
600 S Franklin PO
Box 486
Elk Point 356-2622

Prairie Heights Healthcare
400 8th Ave NW Aberdeen 225-2550

Prairie View Healthcare Community
401 1st Avenue Woonsocket 796-4467

Primrose Retirement Communities
7400 S Louise Ave Sioux Falls 334-9100

Regional Health Care Center Sturgis
2140 Junction Ave Sturgis 720-2490

Regional Health Custer Hospital Hospital
1220 Montgomery St
Custer 673-9400

Riverview Health Care Community
611 E 2nd Avenue Flandreau 997-2481

Salem Care & Rehabilitation Center
500 Colonial Drive Salem 425-2203

Sandstone Senior Living Assisted Living
2010 Windmill Dr Spearfish 642-4910

Sanford Chamberlain Care Center (Sanford Mid-Dakota Care Center)
300 South Byron Blvd
Chamberlain 234-6518

Sanford Vermillion Care Center
125 South Walker St
Vermillion 677-3693

Sinte Gleska University
PO Box 105 101
Antelope Lake
Mission 856-8284

Sioux Falls Career & Technical Education Academy
4700 West Career
Circle Sioux Falls 367-5504

South Dakota Human Services Center
3515 N Broadway
PO Box 7600
Yankton 668-8100

Southeast Technical Institute
2320 N. Career Ave Sioux Falls 367-5721

St Williams Care Center
103 N Viola St Milbank 432-5811

Sun Dial Manor Inc
410 2nd St PO Box
337 Bristol 492-3615

Sunquest Healthcare Center
1345 Michigan Ave SW
Huron 352-8471

Tekakwitha Living Center
6 E Chestnut St Sisseton 698-7693

The Village at Skyline Pines Assisted Living
1050 Fairmont Blvd Rapid City 791-5121

Tieszen Memorial Home Inc
312 E State St Marion 648-3611

United Living Community
405 1st Ave Brookings 692-5351

Violet Tschetter Memorial Home
50 7th St SE Huron 352-8533

Wakonda Heritage Manor
515 Ohio St Wakonda 267-2081

Walworth Co. Care Center
4861 Lincoln Ave Selby 649-7663

WeCare Online OnlineBased
4601 E Douglas, Suite 112 Wichita
888-932-2501 ext 105

Welcov : David Dorsett Healthcare Community
1020 North 10th Street
Spearfish 642-2716

Welcov-Fountain Springs Healthcare Community
2000 Wesleyan Blvd Rapid City 343-3555

Weskota Manor Avera
608 1st St NE
Wessington Springs

Westhills Village/Clarkson Health Care
255 Texas Street;1015 Mountain View Rd
Rapid City 342-0255

Wheatcrest Hills
1311 Vander Horck
St. PO Box 939
Britton 448-2251

Wilmot Care Center
501 4th St Wilmot 938-4418

Winner Regional Healthcare Center
745 E 8th St Winner 842-7100

Step 3 – Meet training hours requirement in South Dakota

Finish a total of 75 hours in the classroom and 16 hours of training in a clinical environment so you can move forward and take the CNA licensing test.

Step 4 – Pass the South Dakota CNA test

South Dakota nurse aides must pass the CNA test given by the South Dakota Health Care Association through Headmaster LLP in order to receive their certifications. Follow the link here to see where the tests are given across South Dakota.

The cost of the skill test is $89 and the cost is either $70.50 for a written knowledge exam or a cost of $80.50 for an oral knowledge exam.

Step 5 – Become listed on the South Dakota Nurse Aide Registry

The South Dakota Board of Nursing will be informed immediately after you pass the CNA test given by the South Dakota Health Care Association through Headmaster LLP. The registry is the complete listing of certified CNAs in the state that can work in the state of South Dakota. It will commonly take up to 2 weeks for your name to get added to the registry.

South Dakota Department of Health
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
605-773-3361 / 1-800-738-2301 (In State)

SD Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: (605) 362-2760

CNA salary and jobs in South Dakota

We are seeing an 8% growth in new job opportunities for nursing assistants in South Dakota and if you want to see what the pay is like for future nurse aides and assistants in South Dakota, see our table below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$9.64$12.78$18.22
South DakotaHourly$9.54$11.47$14.98
Rapid City, SDHourly$9.88$11.98$17.19
Sioux Falls, SDHourly$9.78$11.81$15.12
Sioux City, IA-NE-SDHourly$9.96$11.68$15.54
Western South DakotaHourly$9.54$11.32$14.80
Eastern South DakotaHourly$9.26$11.10$14.42

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