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CPR Courses

ACLS, BLS, Heartsaver and PALS Classes in Yankton

If EMS students need Continuing Education Credit for PALS or ACLS please email Marlania before the course at:


Family & Friends CPR

ACLS Provider

ACLS Update Course

BLS Provider

BLS New Instructor Course

PALS Provider

PALS Update

PALS Instructor

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

Medication Aide

Medication 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.)


Register for CNA Online Training Solutions 3.0

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

Upcoming CNA 8-Hour Skill Review in Yankton, SD

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

Train the Trainer

Register for Train the Trainer Classes

Requirements to be a Primary Instructor

44:74:02:11 The primary instructor of a nurse aide training program shall be a licensed nurse. The primary instructor is the actual teacher of course material. The primary instructor shall have a minimum of two years of nursing experience, at least one year of which is in the provision of long-term care services. The primary instructor shall have completed a course of instruction in teaching adults or shall have experience in teaching adults within the past five years.

Requirements to be a Supplemental Instructor

44:74:02:12 Supplemental personnel may assist with the instruction of nurse aides. One year of experience in the individual's respective field of practice is required.

Dining Assistant

Dining Assistant

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



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

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