Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in South Dakota 2024
- South Dakota Licensure Information and Requirements
- South Dakota CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in South Dakota?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in South Dakota With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in South Dakota?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in South Dakota Right Now?
- FAQs About South Dakota Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in South Dakota 2024
South Dakota Licensure Information and Requirements
For the latest up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the South Dakota Board of Nursing website or contact the South Dakota Board of Nursing licensing division at 605-362-2760.
Since South Dakota is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), you will not need a South Dakota nursing license to practice travel nursing in this state if you have a valid license for another compact state.
If you don’t have a nursing license in a compact state, you’ll need to apply for a license by endorsement.
To apply for Licensure by Endorsement, you must:
- Submit the application and pay the fee.
- Complete a criminal background check using the fingerprint cards sent to you by the SD Board of Nursing.
- Request verification of your original state licensure through Nursys® or the Verification of Licensure form.
- Verification of Employment from a current or previous employer, unless you’re a new graduate. The Verification of Employment form must be filled out. A Nurse Refresher Course must be completed if the required nursing practice hours are not met.
Temporary permits are available in South Dakota and can be issued for 90 days, non-renewable. To receive a temporary permit, nurses must complete the online application (per above) and request the temporary permit.
Licensure fees are as follows:
- RN by endorsement – $100
- Temporary permit – $25
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
South Dakota became a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) on January 1st, 2001.
Is South Dakota a Walk-Through State?
South Dakota is not a walk-through state.
South Dakota CEU Requirements
A minimum of 40 hours of CE related to the duties of a nursing facility administrator, pertaining to healthcare or business administration, are required biennially for renewal of license.
There is no limit to the number of online courses a licensee can take, but the Board does not accept courses pertaining to your facility’s computer programs or software.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in South Dakota?
Salaries will vary based on which city and specialty you work in. South Dakota travel nurses can expect an average pay of $2,342 per week.
In addition to a high-paying travel nurse salary, travel nurses receive benefits like:
- Travel and meal allowances
- Housing stipends
- And more
Cities in South Dakota With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Pierre, SD, is $2,546 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Aberdeen, SD, is $2,471 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Rapid City, SD, is $2,439 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Yankton, SD, is $2,374 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Sioux Falls, SD, is $2,236 per week.
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How To Become a Travel Nurse in South Dakota With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Start with our Pronto job search. With Pronto, it’s easy to search for assignments in South Dakota. You can also filter your results based on factors such as compensation, shift availability, and more.
Next, you can start browsing the many listings for travel nurse jobs in South Dakota. If you don’t see anything that fits your wants and needs, don’t worry. Simply adjust your settings and Pronto will alert you when more travel nurse jobs in South Dakota become available.
Have you found your dream assignment? Great! Simply sign up, sign in, and apply.
You can do it all right within the Pronto job search, from the application and resume to uploading your credentials.
Need help? We’ve got you. One of our Trusted Nurse Staffing support team members is standing by.
You’ve chosen your assignment and have been offered the position. Congrats! Simply review and sign your contract and it’s time to pack your bags for South Dakota. You might even like it so much that you want to extend your contract. We can help! Not really digging SD? Log back into Pronto and start your search for an assignment in another state. We’ll be by your side, no matter what you decide to do.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in South Dakota?
South Dakota is a land full of natural beauty.
Here are a few highlights you can look forward to.
The Badlands is a dramatic landscape and is still home to a large herd of bison. There are a number of designated hiking trails for every difficulty level.
The most famous tourist destination in South Dakota is Mount Rushmore. Mount Rushmore is also known as the Six Grandfathers by the Sioux which honors the six directions: west, south, east, north, above, and below.
It is a controversial site to visit as the U.S. government forced the Sioux from their ancestral land, but it’s a sight to behold nonetheless. The 60-foot tall faces of four American presidents are carved into the mountainside.
Custer State Park
Custer State Park is known for its diverse wildlife, miles of hiking trails, and numerous campgrounds.
Crazy Horse Memorial
Here you can find the Indian Museum of North America which includes the Native American Education and Cultural Center. You can schedule bus rides to the base of the memorial to get up close and personal with Crazy Horse.
Wind Cave National Park
Got claustrophobia? This is not the place for you. The Wind Cave National Park is home to a large network of karstic caves. There are tours below for novice spelunkers and beautiful scenery above for those who say no to being surrounded by a mountain on all sides.
There are so many more natural sights in South Dakota to list. If you have a zeal for adventure, South Dakota may help scratch that itch.
That outdoor life not for you? This state is not short on cultural opportunities, arts, history, and entertainment. If this sounds like it could fit you and you’re searching for travel nurse jobs, South Dakota may be for you. You’re sure to find something to love about South Dakota during your stay here.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in South Dakota Right Now?
Emergency Room (ER)
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Labor and Delivery
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
FAQs About South Dakota Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Sioux Falls?
To view our current travel nursing jobs in Sioux Falls, check the Pronto job search to view the current job listings. Not seeing what you’re looking for? Pronto will alert you as new job listings become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Rapid City?
Interested in travel nursing jobs in Rapid City? View the Pronto job search to find active job listings. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, create a notification of your search, and Pronto will send you updates as new job listings become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Brookings?
Brookings, one of the top small towns to live in South Dakota, may be a great place to find a travel nursing position. You can view active job listings on the Pronto job search today.
Do I Need a South Dakota Nursing License in Order To Get A Travel Nursing Job in South Dakota?
South Dakota is a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. If your primary state of residence is also part of the nurse licensure compact, getting a license to work in South Dakota is straightforward. You can simply continue to practice with your current multistate license or apply for a South Dakota RN or LPN license.
If this is your first license, you’ll need to apply for licensure by examination. Depending on your state of residence, you can apply for a multi-state or a single-state license following NCLEX guidelines.
The staff at Trusted Nurse Staffing will walk you through this entire process. We will make sure you have the correct documents, and that these documents end up where they should be.
Which South Dakota Travel Nurse Assignments Have The Lowest Cost of Living?
Overall the cost of living in South Dakota is below average compared to the rest of the United States. The primary reason for this is lower housing and transportation costs. Healthcare and groceries cost about average compared to the rest of the States.
In short, any city in which you choose to take an assignment will leave your wallet fairly happy compared to other high-cost states like California or New York.
Here are some cities that boast a low cost of living:
- Sioux Falls
Housing For Travel Nurses in South Dakota: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
Looking for accommodation in your new Temporary Home in South Dakota can be done in two ways:
- You can find accommodation on your own.
- We can do the work for you.
If you decide to find your own housing, we’re happy to help guide you and give you tips for the area. We can also tap into our network and find other travel nurses who are looking for roommates. We will also help provide you with housing.
Don’t want to go through the trouble? Our recruiters are happy to find housing for you.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in South Dakota?
Finding quality travel nursing companies in South Dakota doesn’t have to be anxiety-provoking.
Here at Trusted Nurses Staffing, we know that the challenges of taking temporary assignments can be a little easier with the right benefits. For example, we offer:
- Highest pay rates in the industry
- Flexible contracts of 6, 8, and 13 week assignments, plus more
- Full or part-time work
- 24/7 access to your recruiter
- Overtime/double time is available
- Weekly paychecks, daily pay, advances
- Direct deposit
- Housing, meal & travel allowances
- Customized benefits package
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance
- License, certifications & CEU reimbursements
- Loyalty program
- Referral bonus plan
- Priority job order bonuses
- Sign-on & completion bonuses
Where Are The Best Places To Travel Nurse In South Dakota?
Depending on what you want access to, many popular cities in South Dakota will give you:
- A low cost of living
- Nearby access to National Parks and recreation areas
- Historical sites
- A wide range of road trip possibilities
Brookings is often labeled as one of the best cities to live in South Dakota. As the fourth largest city in the state, it’s a college town and also home to many large manufacturers.
Sioux Falls, the largest city in the State, attracts a lot of corporations to their city through corporate income tax cuts. Sioux Falls has over 70 parks with walking trails, fishing lakes, and waterfalls to enjoy.
If you want to be close to the Black Hills, Rapid City is located just west of the mountain range. It also has a number of museums and a strong tourist sector.
How Long Are South Dakota Travel Nursing Assignments?
Travel nursing assignments can last anywhere from 8 to 13 weeks. The most common travel nursing assignment is 13 weeks. If you find that you love your assignment, we can help you extend your contract, or sign another assignment so you can continue travel nursing in South Dakota.