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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators

Continuing Education Guidelines

A minimum of 40 hours of continuing education directly related to the duties of a nursing facility administrator, and pertaining to health care, healthcare administration or business administration are required biennially for renewal of license. The Board does not limit the number of online courses that a licensee can take. The following continuing education courses are accepted by the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators:

  • Academic courses directly realted to the duties of a nursing facility administrator, and pertaining to health care, healthcare administration or business administration, offered through a higher education institution accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (one credit hour = 15 hours of continuing education). 
  • The Board will accept programs directly related to the duties of a nursing facility administrator, and pertaining to health care, healthcare administration or business administration that are approved or provided by:
    • Other state licensing boards for nursing facility administrators
    • National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)
    • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
    • American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
    • American Health Care Association (AHCA) and State Affiliates
    • American Hospice Foundation
    • American Hospital Association (AHA) and State Affiliates
    • American Medical Directors Association
    • Catholic Health Association
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    • Leading Age (formerly AAHSA) and State Affiliates
    • National Rural Health Association
    • Approved systems of care that operate South Dakota nursing home facilities, including the following: Avera, Sanford, Welcov, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Tealwood, Blackhills Healthcare, and Rapid City Regional Health.

The Board does not accept courses specific to your facility's computer programs and/or software.