36-9-3. Practice 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.