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§ 2530. General Requirements.

16 CA ADC § 2530Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 25. Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners of the State of California (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Vocational Nurses
Article 5. Schools of Vocational Nursing
16 CCR § 2530
§ 2530. General Requirements.
(a) The program shall have sufficient resources, faculty, clinical facilities, library, staff and support services, physical space, skills laboratory and equipment to achieve the program's objectives.
(b) Regular faculty meetings shall be held. Minutes shall be available to the Board's representative.
(c) Clinical faculty shall have no other responsibilities during the hours assigned to the instruction of students.
(d) Each teacher assistant shall work under the direction of an approved instructor. No more than one teacher assistant may be assigned to each instructor. Each teacher assistant shall assist the instructor in skills lab and clinical teaching only. The instructor to whom the teacher assistant is assigned shall be available to provide direction to the teacher assistant as needed.
(e) Each instructor shall have a daily lesson plan which correlates the theory and practice offered to the student. A copy of this plan shall be available to the director.
(f) The program's instructional plan shall be available to all faculty.
(g) Each school shall have on file proof that each enrolled student has completed a general education course of study through the 12th grade or evidence of completion of the equivalent thereof. Equivalency is determined by the Department of Education in any of the United States or by a nationally-recognized regional accrediting body.
(h) Each school shall have an attendance policy approved by the Board. The policy shall include but not be limited to, criteria for attendance and the specific course objectives for which make-up time is required. Acceptable methods for make-up include:
(1) Theory: case studies, independent study, written examination, attendance at seminars or workshops, auto-tutorial laboratory, and research reports.
(2) Clinical: performance evaluation in skills laboratory or additional time in the clinical area with clients/patients.
(i) The school shall evaluate student performance to determine the need for remediation or removal from the program.
(j) Each school shall advise students, in writing, of the following:
(1) Right to contact the Board of program concerns.
(2) Credit for previous education and experience.
(3) School's grievance policy.
(4) List of Board approved clinical facilities.
(k) The program shall have prior Board approval to increase the number of students per class and/or increase the frequency of admission of classes. Criteria to evaluate a school's request to increase the number of students per class and/or increase the frequency of class admissions include but are not limited to:
(1) Sufficient program resources as specified in Section 2530(a).
(2) Adequacy of clinical experience as specified in Section 2534.
(3) Licensure examination pass rates as specified in Section 2530(l).
(l) The program shall maintain a yearly average minimum pass rate on the licensure examination that does not fall below 10 percentage points of the state average pass rate for first time candidates of approved vocational nursing schools for the same period.
(1) Failure to maintain the required yearly average minimum pass rate for two years or eight consecutive quarters may be cause to place a program on provisional approval.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2854, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2866, 2881 and 2882, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 10-4-61; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 61, No. 20).
2. New subsections (f) and (g) filed 12-17-70; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 70, No. 51).
3. Amendment filed 7-11-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 28).
4. Amendment and renumbering from section 2554.1 filed 9-2-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 36).
5. Amendment of subsection (i) filed 4-10-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 15).
6. New subsection (j) filed 4-22-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 17).
7. Amendment filed 11-16-83; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 83, No. 47).
8. Amendment filed 3-24-92; operative 4-23-92 (Register 92, No. 13).
9. Amendment of subsections (a) and (d), repealer of subsection (j)(3) and subsection renumbering, and new subsections (k)-(k)(2) filed 7-24-96; operative 8-23-96 (Register 96, No. 30).
10. Amendment of subsection (h) and new subsections (h)(1), (h)(2), (k)(3) and (l)-(l)(2) filed 6-1-2000; operative 6-30-2000 pursuant to Government Code section 11349.3(a) (Register 2000, No. 22).
11. Amendment of subsection (g), repealer of subsection (l)(1) and subsection renumbering filed 5-4-2007; operative 6-3-2007 (Register 2007, No. 18).
12. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (l)-(l)(1) filed 7-23-2013 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2013, No. 30).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2530, 16 CA ADC § 2530
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