Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Medication Aide

Medication Aide Registration

Questions:  Winora Robles


Application Process


Application for Initial Medication Aide Registration

Beginning May 1st, 2015, individuals who have taken a Board of Nursing approved 20-hour training course are eligible* and must complete and submit an Application for Initial Medication Aide Registration to be placed onto the Registry.

*Individuals who have taken medication aide training through the Division of Developmental Disabilities/Human Services are not eligible to be placed onto the medication aide registry.  If you have any questions, please contact

Notification of approval will not be mailed out.  Allow 5-7 business for processing, than verifiy your application status at  Registration cards may also be printed from this site.

Coming Soon

Medication Aide Verification

Print Medication Aide Registration Card - The South Dakota Board of Nursing does not print or mail out Medication Aide registration cards.  You may verify your Medication Aide status and/or print your own card any time.

Medication Aide Online Verification

Medication Aide Renewal

Medication Aides will remain active on the registry for 2 years following intial registration.  Please keep your contact information updated as a courtesy renewal notice will be sent to you 90 days prior to your expiration date.

The renewal application process will be posted here in 2017.


Coming Soon

Online Address/Email/Phone Updates

Email Name Change

Medication Administration Training Programs for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Orth, Nursing Program Specialist

Instructions for Reapproval

Board-Approved Medication Administration Programs:  A list of Programs with current approval status

Approved Program Offering Enrollment:  R. A. A. Certification Services

                                                               Victoria A. Weins

Medication Assistant Training Program Approval Process


  1. Select a South Dakota Board of Nursing Approved Medication Administration Training Curriculum (below) and complete the corresponding "Curriculum Content Application Form":

Gauwitz Textbook – Administering Medication

Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants

Nebraska Health Care Association (2010) (NHCA)

We Care Online


2011 South Dakota Community Mental Health Facilities


2.    Complete Forms

  • Complete the Curriculum Content Application Form for the curriculum that you have chosen to use (above).  List the name of the RN Instructor in Column 4 of this form. (Not applicable for South Dakota Community Mental Health Facilities.)


Send completed forms to:

South Dakota Board of Nursing
722 Main Street Suite 3

Spearfish SD 57783


South Dakota Board of Nursing will notify applicant of Approval or Denial and reason for denial.

Approval is granted for a 2-year period; all programs renew on the same date. Requests for faculty or curriculum changes must be pre-approved by South Dakota Board of Nursing.

3.    All programs are required to use the following:

Nursing Scope of Practice