RN and LPN Licensure by Examination
RN/LPN Application Fee: $100.00
Criminal Background Check Processing Fee: $43.25 Payable to South Dakota Divison of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
Fees are non-refundable
As part of the application process, you must:
Once the application, fee, fingerprints, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test. You have 90 days to complete the test.
When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.
About Temporary Permits:
Temporary permits, which allow you to practice nursing until NCLEX results have been obtained, are issued by the state of South Dakota when the Board has received:
Applicants who are issued a temporary permit must use the title "RN App" or "LPN App". They may NOT use the title of "graduate nurse".
The permit is non-renewable and only valid for 90 days or until NCLEX results are received.
If you need special accommodations for the NCLEX due to disability, contact the Board of Nursing as soon as possible:
Gloria Damgaard, RN, MS
4305 S. Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3315
Need More Information?
Access the site for the South Dakota Board of Nursing here: http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/