Certificate Program
Credit Hours Required: 60
Prospective nursing students must apply to Sisseton Wahpeton College and meet all admission criteria set forth by the college. Students may enter the college as a pre-nursing student and enroll in preparatory courses at any time.
Completing the application process does not guarantee admission to the nursing courses. Numbers of students in the courses are limited by availability of clinical experiences and available faculty. In the case of an excess of qualified applicants, grade point average and whether the pre-nursing courses have been completed at Sisseton Wahpeton College will be considered in making the decision as to which students will be accepted into the courses. Qualified applicants who are not admitted will be given priority for a position in the next class. Students will be admitted to nursing courses to begin each fall.
Program Outcomes:
A. Demonstrate accountability for own nursing practice.
B. Demonstrate caring/advocacy behaviors.
C. Demonstrate collaborative skills within health care environments within the scope and practice of the LPN
D. Demonstrate therapeutic interpersonal skills in operationalizing nursing care
E. Incorporate critical thinking in the management of clients within the scope and practice of the LPN
F. Incorporate safety in the performance of nursing skills.
G. Incorporate the nursing process in decision-making related to client care within the scope and practice of the LPN
H. Assist with the implementation of nursing care that promotes an optimal level of self-care.
I. Solve problems in a team environment within the scope and practice of the LPN

Required Technical Courses 31
NUR 101 Medical Terminology 1
NUR 116 Basic Nursing Processes and Skills 2
NUR 117 Basic Nursing Processes and Skills Lab and Clinical 7
NUR 118 Human Development and Relationships in Nursing 3
NUR 119 Human Development and Relationships in Nursing Clinical 1
NUR 132 Maternal-Child Nursing Processes and Skills 2
NUR 133 Maternal-Child Nursing Processes and Skills Clinical 2
NUR 134 Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing 3
NUR 135 Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing Lab and Clinical 7
NUR 141 Clinical Experience in Practical Nursing 3
General Education Requirements 29
Specific to LPN Program (To be completed prior to taking nursing courses)
NUR 103 Nursing Assistant 4
HPER 112 Contemporary Health Issues 2
NS 231 Anatomy 4
PSY 110 General Psychology 3
CST 141 Microcomputer Applications 3
DKT 120 Introduction to Dakota Studies or 3
DKT 110 Dakota Language I (Tribal Members)
ENG 112 English Composition I 3
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra or
MATH 130 College Algebra 3
GEN 101 Pathways to Success 3
GEN 270 Capstone Course 1

Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes, can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) and one summer if taking 13-16 credits each semester.
Nursing Instructor: Kari Quail
Adjunct Instructors:
Cost to complete the program within normal time (13-16 credits per semester):
(Based on four semesters and one summer)

Tuition $ 7,500
Registration Fee 250
Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) 1650
Library Usage/Email Account Fee 150
Building Usage Fee 125
Technical Fee 450
Books and Supplies (estimate) 3,000
Graduation Fee 40
Activity Fee 150
Total $13,215*

* SWC does not participate in any type of loan program.
There is a classroom laboratory fully equipped with medical equipment for the nursing department. There are several classrooms equipped with computers available for student use.

Due to the program size SWC does not publish graduation rates in order to protect the privacy of the students.

34 CFR 668.6(b) The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code of the occupations that the program prepares the student to enter along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET web site or its successor site.
o 29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

Broad Occupation: 29-2060 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 
Minor Group: 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians 
Major Group: 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 

O*NET link for LPN

Transfer Information – 34 CFR 668.43

Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure ( 34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d); 34 CFR 668.43 )

Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit,approve, or license the school and its programs.
Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing. 

Academic and Financial Aid Appeal 2017 34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.42, 34 CFR 668.43

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

Retention Rates 34 CFR 668.41 and Graduation Rates

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