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 The SDSU NDI offers supervised practice opportunities in 7 different regions across the state of South Dakota.  Interns placed into one region may potentially cover a radius of 75-100 miles.  Interns accepted into the SDSU NDI will provide the program director with their regional preference, noting whether they have potential housing opportunities for a particular region (i.e. family members, etc.).  Every effort will be made to accommodate intern requests.  However, it will be the program director’s final decision regarding placement of interns in a region.  Interns will be subject to background check as applicable and the site may decline or discontinue placement based on those results.  Interns will be required to attend the practicum and orientation course at SDSU beginning in June each summer thru July before being placed in a region for their supervised practice hours.  Due to the distance from the SDSU campus for many of the regions, distance forms of communication (i.e. video conferencing, etc.) will be utilized for discussions between the program director and the intern’s graduate faculty advisor while interns are engaged in their supervised practice rotations.  It is the intern’s responsibility to find housing in their supervised practice region.  In some regions and at certain facilities, housing may be provided. 

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Interns are typically assigned to one facility for a majority of both their clinical and management rotations.  Depending on region and availability, interns may complete these rotations at more than one site.  Community supervised practice hours are typically completed at multiple sites with intern experiences typically in a school district, with SDSU Extension and at WIC clinics (Women, Infants & Children).  The following sites have served as supervised practice sites in the past.  The sites listed below may change yearly.

Region 1 Watertown Area (Max Number of Interns = 1)

Community Rotation:  SDSU Extension, Watertown School District, WIC clinics, Hy-Vee Grocery Store in Watertown and/or Brookings

Management Rotation:  Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, Aramark Services in Brookings

Clinical Rotation:  Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, Brown Clinic, area Long Term Care Facilities

Region 2 Brookings and Sioux Falls Area (Max Number of Interns = 8-9)

Community Rotation:  SDSU Extension, SDSU Wellness Center, Feeding Brookings WIC clinics, Hy-Vee Grocery Stores in Brookings and Sioux Falls, Brookings School District, Sioux Falls School District, Brandon School District, Active Generations in Sioux Falls, Sanford Worksite Wellness

Management Rotation:  Brookings Health System, United Living Community in Brookings, VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, Sanford in Sioux Falls, Avera in Sioux Falls, Avera Heart in Sioux Falls

Clinical Rotation:  Brookings Health System, United Living Community in Brookings, VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, Sanford in Sioux Falls, Avera in Sioux Falls, Avera Heart in Sioux Falls, Avera Diabetes Center, Lifescape in Sioux Falls, Dakotabilities in Sioux Falls and Sanford Children’s Specialty in Sioux Falls

Region 3 Yankton and Vermillion Area (Max Number of Interns = 1)

Community Rotation:  Yankton School District, Hy-Vee Grocery Store in Yankton, area WIC clinics, SDSU Extension

Management Rotation:  Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton, Human Services Center in Yankton

Clinical Rotation:  Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton, Human Services Center in Yankton, Sanford Health in Vermillion, area Long Term Care Facilities

Region 4 Aberdeen Area (Max Number of Interns = 1)

Community Rotation:  SDSU Extension, SD Department of Health Consultant in Faulkton, Consultant for area healthcare facilities and community outreach in Faulkton, Aberdeen School District, area WIC clinics

Management Rotation:  Avera St. Lukes

Clinical Rotation:  Avera St. Lukes, Sanford Medical Center, area Long Term Care Facilities

Region 5 Mitchell and Huron Area (Max Number of Interns = 1)

Community Rotation:  SDSU Extension, Mitchell School District, area WIC clinics

Management Rotation:  Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell

Clinical Rotation:  Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell, area Long Term Care Facilities

Region 6 Pierre Area (Max Number of Interns = 1)

Community Rotation:  Pierre School District, area WIC clinics, SDSU Extension

Management Rotation:  Sanford Health in Chamberlain, Avera in Pierre

Clinical Rotation: Sanford Health in Chamberlain, Avera in Pierre, area Long Term Care Facilities

Region 7 Rapid City Area (Max Number of Interns = 2)

Community Rotation:  Rapid City School District, WIC clinics, SDSU Extension

Management Rotation:  Rapid City Regional Healthcare Facilities, VA in the Black Hills, Youth and Family Services

Clinical Rotation:  Rapid City Regional Healthcare Facilities, VA in the Black Hills, Indian Health Services (Rosebud and Pine Ridge), Black Hills Special Services, area Long Term Care Facilities