20:48:07:50. Simulation. A nursing education program may use simulation as a substitute for traditional clinical experiences, not to exceed fifty percent of the total program clinical hours. A program that uses simulation shall provide evidence that the following standards have been met:
(1) Faculty involved in simulations, both didactic and clinical, shall have training in the use of simulation and shall engage in on-going professional development in the use of simulation;
(2) The program shall demonstrate that the simulation activities are linked to programmatic outcomes;
(3) The program shall have written policies and procedures on the following:
(a) Short-term and long-term plans for integrating simulation into the curriculum;
(b) Method of debriefing each simulated activity; and
(c) Plan for orienting faculty to simulation;
(4) The program shall develop criteria to evaluate the simulation activities that includes ongoing evaluation by students; and
(5) The program shall include information about its use of simulation in its annual report to the Board of Nursing.
Source: 45 SDR 9, effective July 30, 2018.
General Authority: SDCL 36-9-21(8).
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-9-58,36-9A-5, 36-9A-21.1.
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