The South Dakota Board of Nursing is the entity charged with the training and the certification of nursing aide candidates in the state. The Administrative Rules of Dakota require those who are wishing to become nurse aides in the state to complete an accredited training program and pass the evaluation conducted by the facility, to have their name entered and verified by the employer on the nurse aid registry of the state, and to complete an in-service education for each year that they are certified as nurse aides in the state. They should also be able to show that they have satisfactory work performance evaluations from the registered nurses who are supervising them during work.
South Dakota Nurse Aide Registry
Administrator: Vickee Anderson
Licensure and Certification South Dakota Department of Health
615 E. 4th St. Pierre, SD. 57501-1700
South Dakota Board of Nursing (For out of state transfers)
4305 S. Louise Avenue, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768
SD License Verification Search
Nursing aide training programs can be found in different institutions around the state such as community colleges and nursing facilities who also offer training in their facility. They usually entail a prescribed number of hours in order to complete and they also come with two basic parts which are the classroom and clinical sessions which have to be successfully completed in order for the applicant to qualify for the certification exams. It is best to enroll at the college or facility which is nearer to your area as they all have the same standards which are imposed by the state.Visit this page to get details on the latest SD nurse aide requirements.
You can also apply for reciprocity in the state of South Dakota. You will have to fill out a reciprocity form and submit the necessary documents that are needed such as a copy of your nursing aide certification from the state where you come from and a certificate of good standing in the nurse aide registry and an active status as well. There will be areas in the form that will need to be filled out by the registry where you currently have certification so it may take some time before you can be entered into the nurse aid registry.
The licensing and certification process of nurse aides are done through the South Dakota Department of Health Division of Licensure and Certification. The Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification on the other hand is the one which is responsible for the accreditation and certification of nursing facilities and training centers in the state. They make sure that these facilities comply with the standard safety requirements of the state and ensure that they also provide the best standards of healthcare services in the state.
To look up certified nurse aides through the registry, just enter their name and certification number in order to obtain the information that you wish to get. You can also do a random search by entering a partial name or last name and the results will show you a possible list of candidates which may match the one that you are looking for. Applicants may also be able to renew their certification through the online verification process of the registry. You should however, first register your name on the website and create an account in them for you to be able to access the online renewal.