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     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.


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