South Dakota

IV therapy is part of the basic role of the LPN.  The expanded role was repealed in 2000.  Since 2001, LPN nursing education programs have offered IV therapy as part of the curriculum.  Those who have not had IV therapy can be taught through in-service.  We have a module on our site within the "Nursing Education Programs' link.  Go to our website at and click on the 'site index' tab.  Click on administrative roles and go to 20:48 for nurses.  Go to the chapter "The Practice of Nursing"  ARSD 20:48:04 for the role of the RN and LPN.  The scope of practice for LPNs including IV therapy is in this chapter and the standards are ARSD 20:48:04:06 and 7.
Contact me if you need further assistance.

Nancy Bohr RN, MBA, MSN, FRE
Nursing Program Specialist
South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 S. Louise Ave., Suite 201
Phone: 605-362-2770
Fax: 605-362-2768

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