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Upcoming Classes

Click below for more information on our upcoming events or to register online.

ACLS Classes

ATTENTION: ASHH Employees please contact Shelly Waltjer at 8287 prior to registering for onsite ACLS classes.

ACLS Provider

May 3 & 4

September 6 & 7

ACLS Renewal

August 17

October 25

BLS & Heartsaver Classes

ATTENTION: ASHH Employees please contact Shelly Waltjer at 8287 prior to registering for onsite BLS classes.


BLS Provider

June 20: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

August 1: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

BLS Instructor

October 1: 9: a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To register please call 605.668.8475 or email:

PALS Classes

PALS Provider

August 2 & 3

October 11 & 12

PALS Renewal

September 13

Avera Med Aide On-line Training Solutions


Effective February 1, 2015 the enhanced Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Solutions program is available at The course remains the same, however the content delivery, navigation and tracking feature are improved. The registration process remains the same. Contact us with any questions or feedback at

Facility Associated Students: Register here

Students with Nursing Pharmacology Credit: Register here

(Transcripts indicating Nursing Pharmacology Credit must be submitted to AESS for approval prior to program access)

Independent Students: Register here

Med Aide On-Line Course Requirements & Navigation

RN Clinical Sponsor: Register Here

Requirements to be a RN Clinical Sponsor:

The MED Aide RN Clinical Sponsor doing the (3) hour Skills Evaluation) must :

20:48:04.01:14 be is a registered nurse who is currently licensed as a registered nurse in South Dakota and has a minimum of two years of clinical nursing experience;

(3hour) Clinical Skills Performance Evaluation

Contact AESS at 605-668-8475

Med Aide Exam Dates

Exams will be completed at Facility:

Registration for Exams 1, 2 & Final will no longer be necessary.

Upon course registration, the RN Clinical Sponsor will be automatically provided a STUDENT Username and Password allowing the student to access the course. A separate EXAM CODE or password will be sent to the RN Clinical Sponsor to use to access the Unit Exams and Final Exam. The exam code is a secure code and must be entered only by the RN Clinical Sponsor or his/her designated proctor. The RN Clinical Sponsor is ultimately responsible for the security of the exam code. The secure EXAM CODE is not to be shared with the student at any time.

Once the secure EXAM CODE has been received, the exams will be available to test the student at anytime (24/7) convenient for the RN Clinical Sponsor. (As a reminder, all exams must be proctored or directly observed by the RN Clinical Sponsor or his/her designee.)

Exams will be Completed at AESS:

Please contact AESS at (605) 668-8475 to schedule an Exam date and time.

Avera CNA On-Line Training Solutions 3.0

Avera CNA On-Line Training Solutions Program has been updated to version 3.0 effective May 18, 2015

Facility Associated Students: Register here

Independent Students: Register here (Independents have all training completed within 6 months of being issued a ID/Password)

CNA 8 Hour Skills Review Dates

June 1 - 8:30 a.m. (MTI Mitchell, SD)

August 4 - 8:30 a.m. (MTI Mitchell, SD)

Contact AESS for additional Skills Review Dates: 605.668.8475

CNA Clinical Dates

Contact AESS for Clinical Dates: 605.668.8475

Avera Train the Trainer On-line Training Solutions

Primary Instructor or Supplemental Instructor: Register here

Requirements to be a Primary Instructor:

44:04:18:11 must be a licensed nurse (RN or LPN) with two years of nursing experience, at least one of which is in the provision o0f long-term care services. The primary instructor is the actual teacher of course materials.

Requirements to be a Supplemental Instructor:

44:04:18:12 may assist with instruction, they must have one year of experience in their respective field of practice, i.e. additional licensed nurses, social worker, physical therapist.

Dining Assistant Program

Call 605-668-8475 for more information.