South Dakota Nursing License

South Dakota Nursing License


Want to work as a nurse in South Dakota? Whether you are looking to work as a travel nurse in South Dakota, or you are looking for a permanent nurse job in SD, we usually suggest the same process. First, apply for your temporary license, and once you receive this you can start working and can apply for your permanent nursing license. South Dakota is part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). If you are currently licensed in another eNLC participating state, you are eligible to work in South Dakota without getting a South Dakota nursing license.

Temporary South Dakota Nursing License

In order to get your temporary nursing license in the state of South Dakota, you will need to apply to the state board and pay a fee of $25. Usually within the same day of submitting your application, if everything checks out, you will receive your temporary license. This SD temporary nursing license is valid for 90 days after the issue date, giving you plenty of time to complete the application process for your permanent license.

Permanent South Dakota Nursing License

In order to get your permanent nursing license in the state of South Dakota, you will need to apply to the state board and pay a fee of $100. Once all your application requirements are met, and if everything checks out, you will usually receive your permanent South Dakota nursing license within 2-3 weeks.


Get your South Dakota Nursing License for Free

Want to get your South Dakota License for free? If you get placed by trustaff in a job in South Dakota, trustaff will reimburse your South Dakota Licensure cost in full!


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The licensure information above was provided by the South Dakota Board of Nursing in August of 2018; information is subject to change.

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