CNA Training in South Dakota

There are options for you if you want to train to work as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in South Dakota. Read school reviews below.

One of the best options is to train through Avera Education and Staffing Solutions.  This CNA training program includes 75 hours of training.  Some of that training will include lectures and demonstrations.  You will spend 35 hours participating in clinical experience.  During the clinical portion of the training program, you will complete various CNA tasks and duties for patients under the supervision of an LPN or a registered nurse.  The Avera Education and Staffing Solutions’ CNA program has been approved by the Board of Nursing in South Dakota.  As such it meets all requirements for programs that train nursing assistants for certification.

Avera Education in South Dakota offers an affordable way to become a CNA.  You will train in a small class rather than training with an abundance of other students.  There will be at least 4 people in each class.  Classes are offered for new students each month.  Upon completion of this CNA training course, students can take the certification exam to receive their CNA credentials.  The starting salary for a CNA in this state is usually around $25,000 with the opportunity to earn more income as you become more experienced.

Featured CNA Training Classes in South Dakota

American Red Cross – Black Hills Chapter
1221 North Maple Ave., Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701

There is a comprehensive nursing assistant training course provided by this American Red Cross Chapter.  Students will be able to sit for the certification exam once they have completed this course.  Students will have to complete Job Shadowing at the Golden Living Center to enter this course.  The course lasts for two weeks for students attending full-time and 5 weeks for those enrolled in the evening course.  The course only costs $310 for those accepted into the program.  There will be classroom and lab studies in addition to the hands on experience.

Good Samaritan Center – Deuel County
913 Colonel Pete Sr., Clear Lake, South Dakota 57226

This Good Samaritan Location introduced a Nursing assistant training program to help individuals who needed training for a better career.  They did not charge for this course to provide opportunities for those who might not be able to afford training.  The course was designed to include 108 hours of lessons.  The theory portion of the course was for 92 hours.  Students then needed to finish 16 hours of hands on experience with an opportunity to work directly with patients.

Western Dakota Technical Institute – Rapid City

800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703

Aberdeen Healthcare Center Nurse Assistant Training Course
1700 North Highway 281, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

Aurora Brule Nursing Home – White Lake
408 South Johnston Street, White Lake, SD 57383

Avera Bormann Manor Nurse Aide Course – Parkston
501 North 4th Street, Parkston, South Dakota 57366

Golden Living Center Nursing Aide Course – Clark
201 8th Avenue NW, Clark, SD 57225

Bethesda Home of Aberdeen Nurse Assistant Course
1224 South High Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

Golden Living Center CNA Training Course – Salem
500 Colonial Drive, Salem, South Dakota 57058

Bowdle Nursing Home Nurse Aide Class
8001 West 5th Street, Bowdle, SD 57428

Douglas County Hospital CNA Program – Armour
708 8th Street, Armour, South Dakota 57313

Dow Rummel Village Nurse Assistant Training – Sioux Falls
1000 North Lake Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Brookview Manor C.N.A. Training Class – Brookings
300 22nd Ave # 2, Brookings, South Dakota 57006

Eastern Star Home of South Dakota Nurse Assistant Program – Redfield
126 West 12th Ave., Redfield, SD 57469

Estelline Nursing and Care Center
North Main, Estelline, South Dakota 57234

Fall River Health Services Nurse Aide Training Course – Hot Springs
209 North 16th St., Hot Springs, SD 57747

Golden Living Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Groton
118 High St., Westerly, RI 02891

Good Samaritan Center CNA Program – Centerville
500 Vermillion Street, Centerville, SD 57014

Avera Prince of Peace Nurse Assistant Training Program – Sioux Falls
4504 South Prince of Peace Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Good Samaritan Center Nurse Assistant Program – Pleasant View
455 North Dakota Ave., Corsica, SD 57328

Kingsbury Memorial Manor – Lake Preston
703 4th Street SE, Lake Preston, SD 57249

Lake Andes Health Care Center
740 East Lake Street, Lake Andes, South Dakota 57356

Lennox Good Samaritan Center
405 East 5th Avenue, Lennox, SD 57039

Menno-Olivet Care Center Menno
402 South Pine Street, Menno, SD 57045

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2 Responses to CNA Training in South Dakota

  1. Hilary March 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Im wondering how much it cost to take CNA classes at Western Dakota Vo-Tech in Rapid City and when the dates of the classes are


    • Amy Ellingsworth April 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      Hilary, Excuse us for the delayed response. As of right now, I am not seeing anything on the Western Dakota Tech website that refers to them having a training course available for CNA. They do however, have an LPN program open. I would suggest calling them as they may partner with another local facility for training but not offer it directly. Here is their number: 800-544-8765.

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