Salary for a Registered Nurse in South Dakota - SD

South Dakota Registered Nurses Salaries

In 2008, there were 10,010 registered nurses in South Dakota, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average salary for these Registered Nurses was $52,000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008). Currently, in South Dakota, the average annual salary for registered nurses is $62,000 according to Indeed.com. 

Indeed.com lists the average salaries for Registered Nurses in major cities in South Dakota as:
Aberdeen, South Dakota RN Salary- $52,000
Brookings, South Dakota RN Salary - $54,000
Pierre, South Dakota RN Salary - $57,000
Rapid City, South Dakota RN Salary -$55,000
Sioux Falls, South Dakota RN Salary -$62,000

RN Continuing Education in South Dakota

South Dakota does not require continuing education credits to maintain the Registered Nurse licensure in the state. Instead, nurses are employed as RNs for 140 hours in a 12-month period or 480 hours in a 6-year period. If a nurse has not completed the required hours in the mandated timeframe, nurses can opt to complete a refresher course from a school that is approved by the Board of Nursing in South Dakota.  The refresher course includes hours in nursing theory, technological and nurse practice developments. The course can be completed as a correspondence or at-home course.  Nurses who are taking the refresher course must obtain a Limited License to practice and are eligible to have their RN license renewed after passing the course and completing the renewal application process.

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