The nursing field is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling careers in healthcare. Nurses have the training and skill sets to deliver high-quality care to a wide variety of patients, while making a direct difference in clinical outcomes. In addition, they have to be adaptable and ready for whatever comes their way. For these reasons, it takes a special type of person to be a successful nurse. If you are interested in a nursing career, this program will help you every step of the way!
The Rural Health Works, Nursing Initiative Program is a grant-funded program through the Department of Labor, H1B Rural Health Grant Program. It is designed to assist those who are unemployed, underemployed, or incumbent workers upskill into or within the nursing field. The program helps provide financial support for students during their program. A limited number of funding opportunities are available and applicants must meet certain qualifications to apply. Please note, the application for the program is not available directly from our website as applicants must be referred in by a referral partner. Referral partners include many colleges, health care organizations, and community organizations in the Rapid City area.
WILL BE RANKED
IN TERMS OF
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING
APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
REGISTERED NURSE ADN
REGISTERED NURSE BSN
REGISTERED NURSE TO BSN
*Students may be eligible for federal financial aid or other scholarships to help cover these remaining costs
**Average salary in western South Dakota
***Estimated lifetime earnings over 35 years, using 2% cost of living raises each year
Candidates qualify for only 1 of the outlined programs over the course of the 4 year grant.
Stipends can be requested for the following:
The following LPN Programs have pre-requisites before enrolling into the first “technical nursing” semester: Western Dakota Tech & Sinte Gleska University
RN Programs have pre-requisites before enrolling in their professional nursing programs. This list is not indicative to every program but is to make participants aware of some of the types of requirements and to thoroughly research before applying to any of the listed RN programs. These requirements may change at any time.