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The Midwestern state of South Dakota features miles and miles of prairies and farms, the beautiful Black Hills National Forest, and so much more.
Travel nurses can find opportunity here in various hospitals and medical centers in cities and towns like Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Mitchell. Nurses who are looking to slow down and experience a fulfilling career could find the perfect fit in South Dakota.
If this sounds great to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to your partners at American Mobile who can guide you through every step of the licensing process. And, in some cases, we can even reimburse you for the fees associated with obtaining your nursing license. Don’t hesitate, reach out today!
The first step in getting a nursing license in South Dakota starts with a visit to the South Dakota Board of Nursing website. Here, you will find everything you need to obtain your license--whether you are a new nurse or seasoned veteran.
There are a few types of applications:
Nurses who are already actively licensed will apply by endorsement and new graduates who haven’t obtained a state license will apply by exam. The fee for endorsement and exams is $100.
Renewal and reinstatement is for those holding South Dakota licenses that may be ready to expire or already lapsed.
The state does issues temporary licenses for those needing to work immediately. Temporary licenses will be issued when the following is received at the Board of Nursing office:
You can easily renew your South Dakota nursing license by simply going online and filling out the renewal application form. The fee is $115.
To renew your license online you will need:
Yes! South Dakota is proud to be a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state since 2001, and they also joined the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) in 2018. The compact authorizes a nurse licensed and residing in a Compact State (home state) to practice in other Compact (remote) States without obtaining additional licensure.
A nurse who resides in South Dakota and holds an unencumbered nursing license is granted a "multi-state privilege" to practice in any of the other Compact States. Likewise, a nurse who resides in and is licensed by another Compact State has a "multi-state privilege" to practice in South Dakota.
On the flip side, if you reside in a non-compact state, you will need to apply for a South Dakota license as we outlined above.
For current information on other member states visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's (NCSBN) website.
Travel nursing jobs in South Dakota are plentiful at American Mobile. Use our job search tool to search for high-paying travel nursing jobs within your specialty and desired location.
If you are ready to take the next step, fill out our online application to get connected with a recruiter!
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