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          20:48:07:19.  Definitions. Terms as used in this chapter mean:


          (1)  "Adjunct clinical faculty," those faculty members who are primarily employed by a health care institution and are contracted by the nursing program for the purpose of clinical instruction;


          (2)  "Approved program," a nursing education program that meets the regulatory requirements in the state or jurisdiction of legal domicile;


          (3)  "Board standards for nursing education," the criteria for approval of programs in ยงยง 20:48:07:20 to 20:48:07:34, inclusive;


          (4)  "Debriefing," an activity that follows a simulation experience led by a facilitator that encourages the participant's reflective thinking and provides feedback regarding the participant's performance;


          (5)  "Distance education," is the design and delivery of nursing education courses where the students and instructor are separated by distance or time, or both;


          (6)  "Faculty," all individuals employed by the program for theory and clinical instruction, including those individuals contracted by the program who are primarily employed elsewhere;


          (7)  "Needs assessment," an assessment of the need for a nursing education program that includes demographic data on overall employment opportunities for graduates and geographic data on program location relevant to other programs and vacancies in health care agencies;


          (8)  "New program," a department, school, division, or other specific unit within the administrative structure of the governing institution that is either developing a course of study in nursing that has not previously been implemented or instituting a change in objectives that would affect the license for which the graduate will be prepared;


          (9)  "Preceptor," a practicing nurse, or other authorized individual, utilized selectively by a program to work closely with a student in the clinical area considering the specific learning objectives;


          (10)  "Program," a department, school, division, or other specific unit within the administrative structure of the governing institution offering a course of study in nursing which leads to eligibility for licensure;


          (11)  "Reorganized program," an educational unit in nursing with plans to institute extensions, expansions, consortia, or other cooperative institutional systems;


          (12)  "Survey team," two or more persons including members of the board, board staff, or hired consultant who conduct site visits to nursing education programs;


          (13)  "Simulation experience," a technique to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences that replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive manner.


          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 36-9-21(8).


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