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