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CPR Courses

ACLS, BLS, Heartsaver & PALS Classes

ACLS Provider Update

Tuesday, October 18: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m. - Yankton

ACLS Update Course

ACLS Instructor Course

BLS New Instructor Essentials Course

Wednesday, October 26: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Yankton

BLS Provider

HeartCode BLS Hands-On Skills Testing

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course

Family & Friends CPR

PALS Provider

PALS Update

PALS Instructor Course

Classes take place at the Avera Professional Office Pavilion located at 409 Summit Street in Yankton, SD.


Register for CNA Online Training Solutions 3.5

* Independents must have all training completed within six months of being issued a ID/Password.

Upcoming CNA 8-Hour Skill Review

Please contact us at 605-668-8475 for additional Skills Review Dates.

CNA Clinical Dates

Please contact us at 605-668-8475 for Clinical Dates.

CNA Testing Dates

Med Aide

Med Aide

Register for Classes

Please contact us at with any questions or feedback.

* Transcripts indicating Nursing Pharmacology Credit must be submitted to AESS for approval prior to program access.

RN Clinical Sponsor Requirements

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

3-Hour Clinical Skills Performance Evaluation

To schedule the Clinical Skills Performance Evaluation, please contact us at 605-668-8475.

Med Aide Exam Dates

To schedule an exam date and time, please contact us at 605-668-8475.

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.)

Resident Assistant

Resident Assistant

Train the Trainer

Register for Train the Trainer Classes

South Dakota requirements for a primary instructor of a nurse aide training program include that the licensed nurse shall have completed a course of instruction in teaching adults or shall have experience in teaching adults within the past five years. Avera Train the Trainer satisfies state requirements for having completed an adult instruction course. Once you complete the course, you will receive a certificate from Avera Education & Staffing Solutions. This course is also helpful for supplemental instructors or those wanting a refresher, though not required. This course containing general adult education principles may be helpful for instructors of Medication Administration Training Programs or those engaged with any other employee instruction.

Consult Avera Education & Staffing Solutions for cost and details at 605.668.8475 or

Visit the main course page for additional information.

Dining Assistant

Dining Assistant

To Register for the Online Dining Assistant Training Program, the student must:

  • Be working or volunteering in a South Dakota healthcare facility
  • Have a facility RN available to conduct the 2-hour required clinical portion

The facility should have a main contact person to register students and maintain documentation and communication with Avera Education & Staffing Solutions.

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Please contact us at 605-668-8475 for more information.

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