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Rule 20:48:04:02.01 Outline of course for preparation of licensed practical nurses for kidney dialysis functions.

          20:48:04:02.01.  Outline of course for preparation of licensed practical nurses for kidney dialysis functions. An institution or agency planning to offer a course to prepare licensed practical nurses to perform kidney dialysis functions must obtain approval from the board prior to implementation of any part of the course. The institution or agency shall send a letter requesting approval of the course to the board. The letter must be accompanied by a written factual report which describes the course according to the following outline:

          I.  Philosophy and objectives.

               A.  Philosophy -- an expression of the belief of the institution or agency about the education of the licensed practical nurse to perform kidney dialysis functions.

               B.  Objectives -- the identification of the skills, knowledge, understandings, attitudes, and values necessary for the licensed practical nurse to perform kidney dialysis functions.

          II  Licensure or approval status of the cooperating institution or agency with appropriate local and state agencies or governing bodies.

          III  Instructional staff.

               A.  Director of the course.

                      1.  Qualifications.

                           a)  Education.

                           b)  Experience.

                      2.  Licensure status.

               B.  Financial support given to the director.

               C.  Instructors.

                      1.  Number.

                      2.  Qualifications.

                      3.  Licensure status.

               D.  Instructor/student ratio for the clinical setting.

          IV.  Student policies.

               A.  Eligibility.

                      1.  Licensure requirement.

                      2.  Recommendations.

               B.  Retention in and completion of the course.

                      1.  Evaluation of student progress.

                      2.  Standards for awarding a certificate of achievement.

               C.  Dismissal.

                      1.  Policy.

                      2.  Procedures.

               D.  Availability of written policies to students.

               E.  Provisions for filing copies of certificates with board.

          V.  Curriculum.

               A.  Complete course content.

               B.  Provisions for classroom instruction.

               C.  Provisions for clinical experience.

               D.  Evaluation instruments.

          The board shall review the report according to criteria in ยง 20:48:04:02.02 and shall notify the sponsoring institution or agency of its approval or disapproval. If the course is not approved, the board shall state the reasons for disapproval and make recommendations.

          Source: 13 SDR 49, effective October 27, 1986; 26 SDR 174, effective July 4, 2000.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-9-4.1, 36-9-21.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-9-4.1, 36-9-58.


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