Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

The Mission of the Board of Nursing is to protect the public through the regulation of nursing licensure, practice and education, in accordance with SDCL 36-9, SDCL 36-9A, ARSD 20:48, and ARSD 20:62.  

The Vision of the Board of Nursing is to inspire public confidence in the profession of nursing through regulatory excellence and honoring human dignity.
4305 S. Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3315

The SDBON is committed to maintaining clean, disinfected areas for staff and visitors.  To help ensure safety, if you are planning to come to the office and want to meet face-to-face with Board staff, please call ahead to make an appointment.  You will need to complete a screening before entering staff areas.  Please do not come to the office if you have symptoms of illness.  Thank you for your help in decreasing the spread of COVID-19.   

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information   

  • Vaccination Resources & Volunteer Sign-up: SD DOH
  • Vaccinations by Retired Nurses: FAQ
  • Vaccinations by Students: Board Position Statement
  • Employers: Executive Order 2020-34 declares a state of emergency in SD until June 30, 2021, unless sooner terminated by the Governor.  LPNs, RNs, and APRNs, who do not hold a SD nursing license or a multistate compact nursing license, are exempted from holding a SD nursing license or a compact license during this emergency, they are allowed to practice in SD, or via telehealth, using a nursing license issued from a non-compact state.  Verify the nurse holds an active, unencumbered nursing license at, free of charge.
  • Emergency Response by States & Nurses:
  • Free online COVID-19 courses from NCSBN for nurses and students.  
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