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§ 2533. Curriculum Content.

16 CA ADC § 2533Barclays 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 § 2533
§ 2533. Curriculum Content.
(a) Vocational nurse programs shall include theory and correlated clinical experience.
(b) The curriculum shall develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to care for patients of all ages in current health care settings.
(c) Curriculum content shall be taught in a sequence that results in students' progressive mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
(d) The curriculum content shall include:
(1) Anatomy and physiology
(2) Nutrition
(3) Psychology
(4) Normal growth and development
(5) Nursing fundamentals
(6) Nursing process
(7) Communication, both verbal and written, including communication with patients who have psychological disorders
(8) Patient education
(9) Pharmacology which shall include:
(A) Knowledge of commonly used drugs and their action
(B) Computation of dosages
(C) Preparation of medications
(D) Principles of administration
(10) Medical-surgical nursing
(11) Communicable diseases, which shall include but not be limited to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
(12) Gerontological nursing
(13) Rehabilitation nursing
(14) Maternity nursing
(15) Pediatric nursing
(16) Leadership
(17) Supervision
(18) Ethics and unethical conduct
(19) Critical thinking
(20) Culturally congruent care
(21) End-of-life care
(e) The following related courses may be taught by additional faculty. Additional faculty are persons who have qualifications to teach in a community college or a state university in California or hold a baccalaureate degree in the field related to the curriculum content taught, or meet the requirement for a vocational credential.
Maximum Hours of Instruction by Other Professionals Accepted by the Board
Anatomy and physiology
Normal Growth and Development
(f) All curricular changes that significantly alter the program philosophy, conceptual framework, content, objectives, or other written documentation as required in Section 2526, shall be approved by the Board prior to implementation. Proposed curricular changes must be submitted to the Board in final form by the fifteenth day of the second month preceding the month of the Board meeting at which the changes will be considered. Revisions should include:
(1) Explanation of changes;
(2) Rationale for proposed revision;
(3) Description of revised curriculum materials; and
(4) Changes to behavioral objectives, if applicable.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2854, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2881.1, 2882 and 2883, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment filed 2-2-76 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 76, No. 6). For prior history, see Register 75, No. 36.
2. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to emergency amendment filed 2-2-76, by operation of section 11422.1(b), Gov. Code (Register 76, No. 23).
3. New subsection (b)(4) filed 10-7-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 41).
4. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 9-27-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 39).
5. Amendment of subsection (f) filed 4-10-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 15).
6. Amendment filed 11-16-83; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 83, No. 47).
7. Amendment of subsection (a)(8) and new subsections (a)(8)(A)-(a)(8)(D) filed 4-12-89; operative 5-12-89 (Register 89, No. 23).
8. Amendment filed 3-24-92; operative 4-23-92 (Register 92, No. 13).
9. New subsection (c), subsection relettering, and amendment of newly designated subsection (e) filed 11-20-97; operative 12-20-97 (Register 97, No. 47).
10. Amendment of subsection (f) and new subsections (f)(1)-(f)(4) filed 6-1-2000; operative 6-30-2000 pursuant to Government Code section 11349.3(a) (Register 2000, No. 22).
11. Amendment of subsection (e) and amendment of Note filed 12-29-2004; operative 1-28-2005 (Register 2004, No. 53).
12. Amendment of subsection (d)(7), new subsections (d)(18)-(21) and amendment of subsection (e) filed 5-4-2007; operative 6-3-2007 (Register 2007, No. 18).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2533, 16 CA ADC § 2533
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