State practice and licensure laws authorize nurse practitioners (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
Requirements include 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 § 34-8-8.1
*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state 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.
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Updated December 20, 2018