Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    South Dakota
  • Organisation
    South Dakota Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    4305 South Louise Ave
    Suite 201
    Sioux Falls
    SOUTH DAKOTA 57106-3115

    Location Address
    4305 South Louise Ave
    Suite 201
    Sioux Falls
    SOUTH DAKOTA 57106-3115

  • Phone
    +1 605 362 2760
  • Fax
    +1 605 362 2768
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Gloria Damgaard RN,MS
    Executive Secretary
  • Regulatory Body

    The mission of the South Dakota Board of Nursing is to safeguard life, health, and the public welfare, and to protect citizens from unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of nursing education programs and nursing practices, in accordance with The Nurse Practice Act, South Dakota Codified Law Chapter 36-9: Registered and Practical Nurses, and South Dakota Codified Law.36-9A: Certified Nurse Practitioners and certified Nurse Midwives. (accessed on 22.04.2009) and (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United Statesin 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    Validated August 2008

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