Board Information

Authorization:
Chapter 36-9 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Activities:
Includes: (1) examination and licensing of persons practicing as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), and approval of education programs; (2) licensing of persons practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in roles of certified nurse midwife (CNM), certified nurse practitioner (CNP), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), or clinical nurse specialist (CNS); and (3) registration of medication aides, dialysis technicians, and nurse aides and approval of training programs.
Organization:
Attached to the Department of Health.
Composition:
Eleven members appointed by the Governor as follows: (1) 7 RNs who hold active, unencumbered RN licenses in this state and have at least 5 years experience with at least 3 years active practice for 4 years preceding appointment (RN members shall include 4 from nursing service/practice, 2 from nursing education (one as a faculty member/administrator of a practical nursing program and one as a faculty member/administrator of a RN nursing program) and 1 licensed in an APRN role); (2) 2 LPN members who hold an active, unencumbered LPN license in this state and have at least 5 years experience with at least 3 years active practice for 4 years preceding appointment; and (3) 2 public members. No person may qualify for appointment as a public member if that person or any member of her immediate family is then serving as a member of any other state licensing board or engaged for compensation in the provision of health services or the provision of health research, instruction or insurance.
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. No member may serve more than three consecutive full terms.

Frequency of Meetings:
5 meetings per year

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:
Yes

Contact Info:
Linda Young, MS, RN, FRE, Executive Director 4305 South Louise Ave Suite 201 Sioux Falls SD 57106-3315 605) 362-2760 linda.young@state.sd.us

Mission Statement:
The mission of the South Dakota Board of Nursing is to safeguard life, health, and the public welfare, and to protect citizens from unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of nursing education programs and nursing practices, in accordance with SDCL 36-9, SDCL 36-9A, ARSD 20:48, and ARSD 20:62.