Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide basic patient care under the supervision of doctors and RNs. They provide direct patient care by assisting with activities of daily living, giving medications in various ways including injections and IVs and performing many other cares necessary for patient treatment. Southeast Tech LPN students do have the opportunity to build on their LPN degree in order to receive their RN degree.

Background checks and drug screenings are required for this program. For more information please see Additional Program Requirements.

Flexible Degree Option

View Licensed Practical Nursing: Fall Start Curriculum

Questions? Call Laurie, our Nursing Programs Secretary at 605.367.5728.

As part of the Federal Regulation 34CFR668.6(b) from the United States Department of Education, STI is required to provide gainful employment information on diploma programs. If you have any questions on the information, please contact STI at 605.367.7624. You can also find additional information about this program and other related programs, go to O*Net Online.


Meet Our Instructors

Kristin Possehl, Program Director; RN, MSN, University of Phoenix; MEd, South Dakota State University; BSN, Vanderbilt University


Elise Derry; RN, BAN, Augustana College 


Jenny Hayashi; RN, MSN/Ed, University of Phoenix; BSN, South Dakota State University; ADN, University of South Dakota; AAS, Lake Area Technical Institute


Jaclyn Heide; BSN, University of Sioux Falls; Iowa Central Community College


Christine Kaiser; RN, BSN, South Dakota State University


Sara Lease; MSN, University of Phoenix; BSN, South Dakota State University; AA, University of South Dakota; LPN, Worthington Community College


Judy Lucas; MEd, South Dakota State University; BSN, South Dakota State University


Dustin Pepper; BSN, South Dakota State University


Anne Peterson; MSN, BSN, Chamberlain College of Nursing; ADN, College of Southern Idaho; RNC, NCC Professional Certification in Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring


Jeanette Saugstad; RN, BAN, Augustana College


Lori Suhr; BSN South Dakota State University; ASN University of South Dakota; LPN Northland Community and Technical College


Bernadette Willuweit; Diploma, Southeast Tech; CPR Instructor Certified, Sanford