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36-9-3Practice of registered nurse.

The practice of a registered nurse includes:

(1)    Providing comprehensive nursing assessment of health status of patients;

(2)    Collaborating with the health care team to develop and coordinate an integrated patient-centered health care plan;

(3)    Developing the comprehensive patient-centered health care plan, including:

(a)    Establishing nursing diagnosis;

(b)    Setting goals to meet identified health care needs; and

(c)    Prescribing nursing interventions;

(4)    Implementing nursing care through the execution of independent nursing strategies and the provision of regimens requested, ordered, or prescribed by authorized health care providers;

(5)    Evaluating responses to interventions and the effectiveness of the plan of care;

(6)    Designing and implementing teaching plans based on patient needs;

(7)    Delegating and assigning nursing interventions to implement the plan of care;

(8)    Providing for the maintenance of safe and effective nursing care rendered directly or indirectly;

(9)    Advocating for the best interest of the patient;

(10)    Communicating and collaborating with other health care providers in the management of health care and the implementation of the total health care regimen within and across settings;

(11)    Managing, supervising, and evaluating the practice of nursing;

(12)    Teaching the theory and practice of nursing;

(13)    Participating in development of health care policies, procedures, and systems; and

(14)    Other acts that require education and training consistent with professional standards as prescribed by the board, by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, and commensurate with the registered nurse's education, demonstrated competence, and experience.

Source: SL 1947, ch 123, § 1; SL 1955, ch 91, § 2; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.0902 (2), (3); SL 1967, ch 101, § 2 (2) (a); SL 1972, ch 204, § 1; SL 1976, ch 228, § 4; SL 1986, ch 307, § 10; SL 2016, ch 194, § 2.

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