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          20:48:07:47.01.  Maintaining ongoing approval of advanced practice registered nurse programs. To maintain ongoing approval, each advanced practice nursing education program must maintain accreditation from a national nursing accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education. A program that has national accreditation shall:


          (1)  Submit to the board copies of accreditation related correspondence with the national nursing accrediting agency within 10 days of receipt on initial accreditation, reaccreditation, or substantial program changes;

          (2)  Submit to the board any report from a national accrediting agency citing deficiencies or recommendations within 10 days of receipt by the nursing program;

          (3)  Notify the board within ten days of any change in accreditation status; and

          (4)  Be subject to an on-site visit at the discretion of the board in accordance with ยงยง 20:48:07:41 and 20:48:07:42.


          If the program loses national accreditation the board shall require the program to submit a detailed action plan to correct deficiencies.


          Each program must submit a report to the board in the format and by the deadline prescribed by the board. The format shall include information related to students, faculty, graduates, curriculum, and clinical facilities. The board shall review each program's annual report and determine whether the program continues to comply with board standards for nursing education. If the program does not comply with the board standards, the board shall make recommendations to the school to address the areas of noncompliance within a designated time.


          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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