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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get started with a career in the medical field? There could be many things that you are thinking could hold you back like time or money, but that does not have to be the case when you choose to become a CNA in South Dakota. So many people just do not realize how quickly they could become a certified nursing assistant and how soon they could be starting their dream career. In the case of becoming a CNA, you could have your work complete and you could be certified for a new job after just 15 weeks of CNA training. That means you could start your career in just under four months after signing up for CNA classes in South Dakota. Imagine that!

In South Dakota, you will find that getting your CNA certification can certainly pay off. You could begin your new job making around $20,000 and the average certified nurse aide makes around $27,000. That is certainly the kind of compensation you would want to find! When you consider the fact that it will only cost you between $800 and $1,000 to complete the CNA training programs, you will find this career financially rewarding from the beginning.

What if I Can’t Afford CNA Classes?

For some, even a thousand dollars is more than they can afford, especially when the cost of living seems to go up every day. Do not worry. This does not have to be the end of the line for your dreams of becoming a certified nursing aide. There are many ways you could make things more affordable when looking for CNA classes in South Dakota.

Start by looking for approved South Dakota CNA training programs that offer lower tuition. Each school will have a different tuition range and you could find some that charge less than a thousand. Next, look for jobs that help pay for your school. When you agree to work for them for a set amount of time, they will pay for your CNA classes in part or completely. This way, you can afford to get your CNA training and certification and you will have a guaranteed job waiting when the work is complete.

The CNA Certification Process

There is a certain process that you will need to go through in order to get your CNA certification in South Dakota. This process will include the following steps:

  • Must be at least the age of 18 with a GED. No high school diploma required.
  • CNA school and at least 75 hours of nurse aide training. This will include both specific CNA classes and clinicals. Be sure to choose an accredited school so that your hours will count. All classes and clinicals must be passed. You can find approved CNA programs by clicking here.
  • The certified nurse aide competency exam. You will find that this test includes two parts: written and clinical. You must pass both. If you do not pass the exam, you can take it up to three times before you must repeat CNA classes. You can find out how to schedule the exam by clicking here.
  • Pass a background check with the state of South Dakota and the federal government.
  • Have your fingerprints registered with the state and federal government.
  • Show a negative TB test and provide immunizations records.
  • Have your name placed on the South Dakota certified nurse aide registry. You can find this registry here. Keep in mind that you will need to renew your registry entry every two years to keep an active CNA certification. If your certification becomes inactive, you will need to retake the exam before you can begin working again.

When you want to get started in a medical career, there is nothing holding you back. With just a few short months of work, you can get your CNA certification in South Dakota. This will allow you to embark on a new and exciting career path that is rewarding in more ways than one. You will be happy that you made the decision to become a certified nursing assistant in the state.

CNA Job and Salary Data for South Dakota Cities

Urban Area Employed CNA’s Hourly Mean Wage Salary Range 10% – 90%* CNA Employment Per 1,000 Jobs
Rapid City 840 $12.55 $9.80 – $16.71 13.01
Sioux Falls 2,070 $12.09 $9.61 – $14.74 14.10
 
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CNA Training Class Locations in South Dakota (SD)

The following is a list of state approved CNA Training Centers in South Dakota:


Cities in South Dakota:

Aberdeen | Alcester | Arlington | Armour | Belle Fourche | Beresford | Bowdle | Bristol | Brookings | Canistota | Canton | Centerville | Chamberlain | Clark | Clear Lake | Corsica | Custer | Desmet | Elk Point | Estelline | Eureka | Faulkton | Flandreau | Freeman | Gettysburg | Gregory | Highmore | Hot Springs | Howard | Huron | Ipswich | Lake Norden | Lennox | Madison | Marion | Martin | Millbank | Miller | Mission | Mitchell | Mobridge | Nemo | New Underwood | Parkston | Philip | Pierre | Pine Ridge | Platte | Rd City | Rosholt | Salem | Scotland | Selby | Sioux Falls | Sturgis | Tripp | Tyndall | Vermillion | Viborg | Wagner | Watertown | Webster | Wessington Springs | Winner | Woonsocket | Yankton

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  • CNA Training Center
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Aberdeen

Aberdeen Healthcare-Rehabilitation Center

305 South State Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401

605-622-5000

Aberdeen

Avera Mother Joseph Manor

1002 N. Jay Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401

605-622-5850

Aberdeen

Bethesda Home of Aberdeen

1224 South High Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401

605-225-7580

Aberdeen

Manor Care Health Services

400 8th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, SD 57401

605-225-2550

Aberdeen

Presentation College

1500 N. Main Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401

800-437-6060

Alcester

Morningside Care Center

101 Church St. P.O. Box 500, Alcester, SD 57001

605-934-2011

Arlington

Golden Living Center-Arlington

120 Care Center Road, Arlington, SD 57212

605-683-5796

Armour

Golden Living Center-Armour

106 Braddock, Armour, SD 57313

605-724-2911

Belle Fourche

Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care

2200 13th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

605-892-3331

Beresford

Bethesda of Beresford

606 West Cedar, Beresford, SD 57004

605-763-2050

Bowdle

Bowdle Nursing Home

8001 West 5th Street, Bowdle, SD 57428

605-285-6146

Bristol

Sun Dial Manor

410 Second Street, Bristol, SD 57219

605-492-3615

Brookings

Brookview Manor

300 22nd Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006

605-696-9000

Brookings

United Retirement Center

405 First Ave, Brookings, SD 57006

605-692-5351

Canistota

Good Samaritan Center-Canistota

700 Main St, Canistota, SD 57012

Canton

Good Samaritan Society-Canton

1022 North Dakota Street, Canton, SD 57013

Centerville

Good Samaritan Society-Centerville

4800 W. 57th St., Centerville, SD 57108

Chamberlain

Sanford Mid-Dakota Care Center

300 South Byron Boulevard, Chamberlain, SD 57325

605-234-5511

Clark

Golden Living Center-Clark

201 8th Ave NW, Clark, SD 57225

605-532-3431

Clear Lake

Good Samaritan Society-Deuel County

913 Colonel Pete Street, Clear Lake, SD 57226

Corsica

Good Samaritan Society-Corsica

455 North Dakota Avenue, Corsica, SD 57328

605-946-5467

Custer

Custer Regional Senior Care

1065 Montgomery Street, Custer, SD 57730

605-673-2237

Desmet

Good Samaritan Society-DeSmet

411 Calumet Ave, DeSmet, SD 57231

605-854-3327

Elk Point

Prairie Estates Care Center

600 S. Franklin St., Elk Point, SD 57025

605-356-2622

Estelline

Estelline Nursing-Care Center

205 Fjerestad Ave E, Estelline, SD 57234

605-873-2278

Eureka

Avera Eureka Health Care Center

202 J Ave, Eureka, SD 57437

605-284-2145

Faulkton

Faulkton Healthcare Center

PO Box 100, Faulkton, SD 57438

605-598-6262

Flandreau

Riverview Health Services

611 East Second Ave, Flandreau, SD 57028

605-997-2481

Freeman

Oakview Terrace

510 East 8th St, Freeman, SD 57029

605-925-4000

Gettysburg

Gettysburg Medical Center-Oahe Manor

801 East Sioux Avenue, Gettysburg, SD 57501

605-224-3100

Gregory

Avera Rosebud Country Care Center-Avera Gregory Health Care

400 Park Ave, Gregory, SD 57533

605-835-8394

Highmore

Highmore Healthcare Center

410 8th Street SE, Highmore, SD 57345

Hot Springs

South Dakota Veterans Home

2500 Minnekahta Avenue, Hot Springs, SD 57747

605-745-5127

Howard

Good Samaritan Society-Howard

300 West Hazel Avenue, Howard, SD 57349

605-772-4481

Huron

Sunquest Healthcare Center

1345 Michigan Avenue Southwest, Huron, SD 57350

Ipswich

Ipswich

617 Bloemendaal Drive, Ipswich, SD 57451

605-426-6622

Lake Norden

Golden Living Center-Lake Norden

803 Park Street, Lake Norden, SD 57248

605-785-3654

Lennox

Good Samaritan Center-Lennox

404 East 6th Avenue, Lennox, SD 57039

Madison

Bethel Lutheran Home

1001 South Egan Avenue, Madison, SD 57042

605-256-4539

Madison

Golden Living Center-Madison

718 NE Eighth St., Madison, SD 57042

605-256-4531

Marion

Teizen Memorial Home

315 East State St, Marion, SD 57043

605-648-3611

Martin

Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home

102 Major Allen, PO Box 70, Martin, SD 57551

605-685-6622

Millbank

Golden Living Center-Millbank

1103 S. 2nd Street, Millbank, SD 57252

605-432-4556

Miller

Good Samaritan Society-Miller

421 East 4th Street, Miller, SD 57362

605-853-2701

Mission

Sinte Gleska University

P.O. Box 105, Mission, SD 57555

605-856-8100

Mitchell

Avera Brady Health-Rehabilitation

525 N. Foster St, Mitchell, SD 57301

605-995-2000

Mitchell

Dakota Wesleyan University

1200 W. University Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301

800-333-8506

Mobridge

Golden Living Center-Mobridge

1100 4th Avenue East, Mobridge, SD 57601

605-845-7201

Nemo

Box Elder Job Corps USDAFS

P.O. Box 110, 22023 Job Corps Place, Nemo, SD 57759-0110

605-348-3636

New Underwood

Good Samaritan Society-New Underwood

412 South Madison Avenue, New Underwood, SD 57761

Parkston

Avera Bormann Manor

401 West Glynn Drive, Parkston, SD 57366

605-928-3311

Philip

Philip Health Services

503 West Pine Street, Philip, SD 57567

605-859-2511

Pierre

Golden Living Center-Pierre

950 East Park, Pierre, SD 57501

605-224-8628

Pierre

Maryhouse Nursing Home

801 East Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501

605-224-3100

Pine Ridge

Oglala Lakota College

127 Knollwood Drive, Pine Ridge, SD 57701

605-342-1513

Platte

Platte Care Center

601 E. 7th Street, Platte, SD 57369

605-337-3364

Rd City

Black Hills

1620 North 7th Street, Rd City, SD 57701

605-343-4958

Rd City

Daisy House-Loving Hands Home Care

2620 Holiday Lane, Rd City, Rd City, SD 57702

605-348-6459

Rd City

Golden Living Training Center

302 St Cloud St, Rd City, SD 57701

605-343-4738

Rd City

Meadowbrook

2500 Arrowhead Dr, Rd City, SD 57702

605-348-0285

Rd City

Prairie Hills

916 Mountain View Rd, Rd City, SD 57702

605-343-8577

Rd City

Western Dakota Tech

800 Mickelson Dr, Rd City, SD 57703

800-544-8765

Rd City

Westhills Village Health Care

255 Texas St., Rd City, SD 57701

605-342-0255

Rosholt

Rosholt Nursing Care Center

85 1st Avenue East-PO BOX 108, Rosholt, SD 57260

605-537-4272

Salem

Golden Living Center-Salem

500 Colonial Drive, Salem, SD 57058

605-425-2203

Scotland

Good Samaritan Society-Scotland

4800 W. 57th St., Scotland, SD 57108

Selby

Good Samaritan Society-Selby

4861 Lincoln Avenue, Selby, Selby, SD 57472

Sioux Falls

Avera Prince of Peace

4500 S. Prince of Peace Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

605-322-5600

Sioux Falls

Bethany Lutheran Home

1901 S. Holly Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

605-338-2351

Sioux Falls

Children’s Care Hospital-School

2501 West 26th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

605-782-2300

Sioux Falls

Dow Rummel Village

1321 W. Dow Rummel St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-336-1490

Sioux Falls

Golden Living Center-Covington Heights

3900 S. Cathy Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

605-361-8822

Sioux Falls

Good Samaritan Sioux Falls Sites

4800 W. 57th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls School District-CTE Academy

201 E. 38th St., Sioux Falls, SD 5705-5898

605-367-7900

Sioux Falls

Southeast Technical Institute

2320 N. Career Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

605-367-7624

Sioux Falls

Southridge Health Care Center

3600 S. Norton Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57105

605-338-9891

Sturgis

Sturgis Regional Senior Care

PO Box 6000, Sturgis, SD 57709

Tripp

Good Samaritan Society-Tripp

300 North Dobson Street, Tripp, SD 57376

605-935-6101

Tyndall

Good Samaritan Society-Tyndall

2304 Laurel Street, Tyndall, SD 57066

605-589-3350

Tyndall

St. Michael’s Hospital-Nursing Home

410 West 16th Avenue, Tyndall, SD 57066

605-589-3341

Vermillion

Sanford Vermillion Care Center

125 South Walker Street, Vermillion, SD 57069

605-624-2611

Viborg

Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home

315 North Washington Street, Viborg, SD 57070

605-326-5161

Wagner

Good Samaritan Society-Wagner

515 South Dakota 46, Wagner, SD 57380

Watertown

Golden Living Center-Watertown

415 4th Ave. NE, Watertown, SD 57201

605-889-8431

Watertown

Jenkins Living Center

215 South Maple Street, Watertown, SD 57201

605-886-5777

Watertown

Lake Area Technical Institute

1201 Arrow Avenue-PO Box 730, Watertown, SD 572011

605-882-5824

Webster

Bethesda Nursing Home

129 W. Highway 12, Webster, SD 57274

605-345-3331

Webster

Webster Area School District 18-5

102 East 9th Avenue, Webster, SD 57274

605-345-3548

Wessington Springs

Weskota Manor Avera Health

604 First Street NE, Wessington Springs, SD 57382

605-539-1201

Winner

Winner Regional Healthcare Center

745 East 8th Street, Winner, SD 57580

605-842-7100

Woonsocket

Prairie View Care Center

600-Franklin, Woonsocket, SD 57025

605-356-2622

Yankton

Avera Education-Staffing Solutions

1000 West 4th Street, Suite 9, Yankton, SD 57078

605-668-8475

Yankton

Avera Sister James Care Center

1212 W 8th St, Yankton, SD 57078

605-665-9429

Yankton

South Dakota Human Services Center

700 Governors Drive, Yankton, SD 57501

605-773-3165