20:48:07:24. Faculty qualifications and organization. The institution and the program administration must demonstrate evidence to the satisfaction of the board of compliance with the following requirements for faculty:
(1) The number of qualified faculty is sufficient to fulfill the purposes and outcomes of the nursing program, to comply with the minimum of one instructor for every eight students in clinical or practicum facilities, and to comply with institution's requirement for faculty workload;
(2) Faculty are recruited, appointed, promoted, and retained without discrimination as to age, race, handicaps, religion, gender, sexual preference, national origin, or marital status;
(3) Faculty functions and responsibilities are given to each faculty member in the form of position descriptions;
(4) Faculty personnel policies are available;
(5) Nursing faculty members hold an active, unencumbered license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in South Dakota and shall meet the qualifications required in § 20:48:07:25, 20:48:07:26, or 20:48:07:26.01 as applicable;
(6) Fifty percent of all nursing faculty members who teach in a program leading to licensure as a practical nurse or as a registered nurse meet the requirements listed in subdivision 20:48:07:25(2) or 20:48:07:26(2), as applicable;
(7) Nursing faculty members who do not possess the required degree in nursing submit plans of study to obtain the degree to the board documenting the time line for completion. A maximum of five years is allowed for the completion of a required degree;
(8) Nursing faculty members comply with all academic and professional qualifications for appointment that are required by the governing institution;
(9) All faculty who teach didactic education, clinical education or supervise students in preceptored clinical experiences for students located in South Dakota shall hold an active South Dakota license or privilege to practice;
(10) A nursing faculty member who provides direct clinical supervision of students in a clinical facility located in another state holds a current registered nurse license or privilege to practice in that state;
(11) Nursing faculty fulfill the responsibilities listed in § 20:48:07:27; and
(12) Interprofessional faculty teaching non-clinical courses shall have advanced preparation appropriate for the content being taught.
Source: 3 SDR 35, effective November 11, 1976; 9 SDR 151, effective May 30, 1983; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; transferred from § 20:48:07:06, 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 36-9-2, 36-9-3(12), 36-9-58, 36-9A-5, 36-9A-21.1.