South Dakota Requirements as a Host State

Delivery of instruction by distance education methods must be congruent with the nursing program curriculum plan and enable students to achieve program outcomes in accordance with § 20:48:07:28. A distance education program that meets the following requirements may be incorporated into a nursing program curriculum:

(1)  Has a means for assessing individual student outcomes and program outcomes;

(2)  Is approved by the agency regulating nurses in the jurisdiction of origination;

(3)  Complies with the regulatory requirements in each state that the program is being offered;

(4)  Employs faculty who are licensed or have a privilege to practice in the state of origination of the program. Clinical faculty shall be licensed or have a privilege to practice in the state where clinical experiences are conducted;

(5)  Provides student with adequate clinical instruction to meet program outcomes;

(6)  Provides adequate technical support and assistance to students and faculty;

(7)  Provides for student access to faculty members and resources;

(8)  Assures security of the student's personal information in conducting assessments and evaluations and in disseminating the results of distance learning courses; and

(9)  Assures the integrity of student work.

Licensure: Faculty are licensed or have a privilege to practice in the program’s home state. Clinical faculty shall be licensed or have a privilege to practice in the state where clinical experiences are conducted.

Source: South Dakota Rules, Article 20:48, Section 07:49