With spectacular natural beauty, a vibrant cultural scene, a strong economy and growing career opportunities, South Dakota offers more than just a great view of Mount Rushmore. It has one of the very best qualities of life in the country as well as one of the strongest job markets in the nation. South Dakota also consistently ranks as one of the happiest states in the union. It’s truly a great place to call home.

Cost of Living:

If a nurse wanted to rent a 3-bedroom house, it would cost $1,070 on average per month, while a mortgage would cost $1,042 for the same house. Financing a car in South Dakota would cost on average $503 per month. The average food cost per person is $271 per month. Therefore, a nurse who commutes to South Dakota will roughly spend between $1,800-$2,200 per month on housing, food, car upkeep and other essential expenses. Nurses placed through Adevia’s program can expect to net $4,200 a month, allowing them to cover their living expenses comfortably and still send money home to the family.


South Dakota has a wide variety of educational services, ranging from preschool to college education. The average private school tuition in South Dakota is approximately $302 per month whereas public schools are free. However, if your child would attend a public school, parents usually pay between $50 to $200 per month for stationery, after-school activities and other necessities for education.


The state of South Dakota has a large number of quality hospitals. The Avera McKennan Hospital was ranked the top hospital in the state of South Dakota. The state’s major hospitals include Sanford USD Medical Center, Avera Dells Area Hospital, and Douglas County Memorial Hospital


Nurses can hike the Badlands or ride ATVs through the Black Hills and  can also learn about Native American History at local museums or discover fossil beds at our archaeological sites. Nurses can adhere to social distancing by catching a movie at one of South Dakota’s six operating drive-in movie theaters or they can discover the diverse fine arts scene. Visit renowned attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial or traverse the seventh-longest cave in the world at Wind Cave National Park. Nurses in South Dakota will always have something to do with the numerous activities this state has to offer. 


The culture of the U.S. state of South Dakota exhibits influences from many different sources. American Indians, the cultures of the American West and Midwest, and the customs and traditions of many of the state’s various immigrant groups have all contributed to South Dakota art, music, and literature. Nurses can visit the National Music Museum or go to the Historic Old Town in Deadwood.

If low home prices and affordable outdoor recreation sounds like a great combination, then this state is perfect for nurses who wish to move to the U.S!

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