20:48:07:29. Practical nurse education curriculum. The curriculum for programs preparing for practical nurse licensure shall include:
(1) Concepts in biological and physical sciences:
(a) Anatomy and physiology;
(c) Nutrition; and
(2) Concepts in behavioral science:
(a) Interpersonal relations;
(c) Patient-centered culturally competent care; and
(d) Interprofessional communication and collaboration; and
(3) Nursing theory and clinical instruction of basic nursing concepts to enable the student to develop competence at the entry level as a practical nurse in each of the following areas:
(a) Adult health nursing;
(b) Maternal child health nursing;
(c) Geriatric nursing;
(d) Basic concepts of clinical judgment (the nursing process) and professional responsibilities;
(e) Scope of practice for LPNs;
(f) Legal and ethical basis of nursing practice;
(g) Nursing history; and
(h) Trends in nursing and healthcare delivery; and
(4) Knowledge of technology used in nursing practice and special health care problems.
Source: 18 SDR 107, effective December 30, 1991; 31 SDR 26, effective September 8, 2004; 45 SDR 9, effective July 30, 2018.
General Authority: SDCL 36-9-21(8).
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-9-58.
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