State practice and licensure laws authorize NPs to evaluate patients, diagnose and prescribe medications and therapeutic measures.
SDCL § 36-9A-12
NP practice is regulated by the Board of Nursing.
SDCL § 36-9A-5
State law requires an RN license and national certification.
SDCL § 36-9A-4
CE hours are to be completed in accordance with national certification requirements.
Medical staff is to be determined by a facility’s governing body.
SDCL § 36-9A-13.1
*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical staff membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
Updated November 2017