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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
 
 
 
 
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
 
Practice The practice of nursing pursuant to SDCL 36-9 allows nurses to perform other acts that require education and training consistent with professional standards as prescribed by the board, by rules promulgated, and commensurate with the nurse's education, demonstrated comptence, and experience.  The board issues opinions or position statements as to what constitutes safe practice.  These statements are not regulations of the board and do not have the force and effect of law but are issued as guidelines to licensees who wish to engage in safe practice and to facilitate the delivery of safe, effective care to the public.  
 
Advisory Guideline: Dermatological Procedures
 
APRNs and employers are encouraged to use the APRN Scope of Practice Decisioning Algorithm to guide decision making on whether a specific task, intervention, or activity is, or is not, in a nurse's scope. 
 

APRN Practice Laws

External Resources
CNP and CNM Practice

CNM Out-of-Hospital Birth Practice  Prior to attending out-of-hosptial (OOH) births, a SD licensed CNM must agree to follow the CNM Out-of-Hospital Birth Practice GuidelinesClick here for a list of approved CNMs.

Contact: Linda Young or call 605-362-2760