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 Scope of Practice  

Licensee may only prescribe or order medications within the licensed APRN role and practice area.  

Specific practice and prescribing information is listed in the following laws or rules:
CNP and CNM Practice   Practice Authority:  to practice full scope without a collaborative agreement a CNP or CNM must have on file with the Board office a completed Practice Verification Form to verify a minimum of 1,040 licensed practice hours within the role of the CNP or CNM.  The Board's Verification Site provides information on an individual CNP's or CNM's practice authority status.
External Resources:
Opioid Prescribing Resources:

Contact: Lindsay Olson or call 605-362-2765