20:48:07:30.01. Advanced practice registered nurse education curriculum. The curriculum for programs preparing individuals for advanced practice nursing licensure and granting a graduate degree or certificate shall prepare the graduate to practice in the role of a nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist. The curriculum shall include evidence-based learning experiences and methods of instruction consistent with the written curriculum plan including:
(1) Three separate advanced practice registered nurse graduate level courses in:
(a) Advanced physiology and pathophysiology, including general principles that apply across the lifespan;
(b) Advanced health assessment, including assessment of all human systems, advanced assessment techniques, concepts, and approaches; and
(c) Advanced pharmacology, including pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmocotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents;
(2) Diagnosis and management of diseases across practice settings including diseases representative of all systems;
(3) Preparation that provides a basic understanding of the principles for decision making in the identified advanced practice nursing role;
(4) Preparation in the core competencies for the identified advanced practice nursing role;
(5) Preparation in specific competencies for the identified advanced practice nursing role and in one of the six population foci of practice: family/individual across the lifespan, adult-gerontology, neonatal, pediatrics, women's health/gender-related, or psychiatric/mental health;
(6) A program preparing a student for two population foci areas or combined advanced practice nursing roles shall include content and clinical experience in both roles and each of the population foci;
(7) A minimum of 500 supervised clinical hours including pharmacotherapeutics management of patients; and
(8) Provisions for the recognition of prior learning and advanced placements in the curriculum for students who hold a graduate degree in nursing and are seeking preparation in a different role and population focus. Students shall meet outcome competencies for the desired role and population focus.
Source: 45 SDR 9, effective July 30, 2018.
General Authority: SDCL 36-9A-41
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-9A-5, 36-9A-21.1.
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