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          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;

               (b)  Microbiology;

               (c)  Nutrition; and

               (d)  Pharmacology;


          (2)  Concepts in behavioral science:


               (a)  Interpersonal relations;

               (b)  Communication;

               (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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