Nursing applications being accepted

Applications for the Dakota Nursing Program are currently being accepted for Fall 2023. 

Lake Region State College in Devils Lake is part of the Dakota Nursing program and offers Nursing Education at LRSC Devils Lake and in Mayville and Grand Forks. Degrees offered include:
•    Practical Nurse Certificate
•    Associate degree nursing (2-year RN)

LRSC also offers certified nursing training. The college also has a paramedic to nurse program and recently added nurse apprenticeships and a mobility program that allows students to do face-to-face instruction and labs in a cluster of days and the theory and lectures online. Information on the apprenticeship program here.

Applicants do need to take a TEAS exam first and that is available by going to and registering for the TEAS exam. They can take remotely or come to the nursed testing room to test.

Nursing is a wonderful career with high employment demand throughout the region, state, and nation. 

The Practical Nurse program at Lake Region State College provides the knowledge and skills you need to enter a challenging career in nursing. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive classroom study and supervised experience in caring for patients in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, acute care centers, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and clinics. During the eleven-month certificate program, you will be taught practical nursing skills under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Graduates who meet continuation criteria may continue their studies in the Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) program at Lake Region State College, or transfer many of their credits to baccalaureate programs at other higher education institutions. Graduates of the LRSC Nursing program also are able to transfer on to continue their bachelor’s degree (BSN). 

For more information go to or call (701) 662-1644.