South Dakota is a Midwestern state in the United States. Its population density ranks 5th from the last among the 50 states. With a population of 159,000, Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city. Agriculture and financial services play an important part in the state’s economy. Home to Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and the Black Hills, tourism is also a large part of South Dakota’s economy.
South Dakota Nursing Jobs Outlook
Job opportunities for nurses in South Dakota, in most employment settings, are expected to be excellent. Registered Nurses are anticipated to create the second most number of jobs in the state. It is expected that some employers will have difficulty attracting and keeping enough nurses.
South Dakota-based Aid to Education
Since 1989 the South Dakota legislature has sponsored a loan program for student nurses. The loans can be used for direct school expenses such as tuition and books. In addition to the government-sponsored loan program, there are other financial aid opportunities for South Dakota nursing students. Among them are the Dakota Corps Scholarship Program and the South Dakota Pell Grant. Prospective students should contact their school to find out what assistance is available from the school, the federal government and other sources.