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§ 1421. Application for Approval.

16 CA ADC § 1421Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: January 1, 2023

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 14. Board of Registered Nursing
Article 3. Prelicensure Nursing Programs
Effective: January 1, 2023
16 CCR § 1421
§ 1421. Application for Approval.
(a) An institution of higher education or affiliated institution applying for approval of a new prelicensure registered nursing program (program applicant) shall be in the state and shall comply with the requirements specified in the board's document entitled, “Instructions for Institutions Seeking Approval of a New Prelicensure Registered Nursing Program or Addition of a New Campus or Location for a Currently Approved Nursing Program,” (EDP-I-01 Rev 9/23), (“Instructions”), which is hereby incorporated by reference, including:
(1) Notify the board in writing of its intent to offer a new program that complies with board requirements;
(2) Submit a feasibility study in accordance with the requirements specified in the “Instructions”;
(3) Appoint a director who meets the requirements of section 1425(a). Such appointment shall be made upon board acceptance of the feasibility study for the proposed program.
(4) After acceptance of the feasibility study by the board, and no later than six (6) months prior to the proposed date for enrollment of students, submit a self-study to the board in accordance with the requirements specified in the “Instructions” demonstrating how the program will meet the requirements of sections 1424 through 1432 of this article and sections 2786.6(a) and (b) of the code.
(5) Have a representative at public meetings of the board and board committee pursuant to the “Instructions” when the feasibility study and self-study are considered.
(b) The board shall consider the feasibility study and accept, reject, or defer action on the study to permit the program applicant time to provide additional information to be considered, based upon the following criteria:
(1) Evidence of initial and sustainable budgetary provisions for the proposed program;
(2) Institution of higher education's authority to grant an associate of arts, baccalaureate, or higher degree;
(3) For an affiliated institution, an agreement with an institution of higher education in the same general location authorized to grant an associate of arts, baccalaureate, or higher degree to students successfully completing the nursing program;
(4) Evidence of availability of clinical placements for students of the proposed program;
(5) Plans for administrative and faculty recruitment to staff the proposed program.
(c) The board's designee shall review the self-study, conduct a site visit of the proposed program, and submit a written report to the board that contains findings as to whether the application and supporting documentation for the proposed program comply with the requirements set forth in (a)(4).
(d) The board shall consider the application along with the written report and may thereafter grant or deny approval, or defer action on the application. The board's decision is based on the applicant's demonstration that it meets the requirements of sections 1424 through 1432 and sections 2786.6(a) and (b) of the code.

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Note: Authority cited: Sections 2715, 2786 and 2786.6, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2786 and 2786.6, Business and Professions Code.
History
1. Amendment of section heading and section filed 9-21-2010; operative 10-21-2010 (Register 2010, No. 39).
2. Amendment of document EDP-I-01 (incorporated by reference) and amendment of subsection (a) filed 10-14-2022; operative 1-1-2023 (Register 2022, No. 41).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending document EDP-I-01 (incorporated by referenced) and amending subsection (a) filed 10-26-2023 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2023, No. 43).
This database is current through 6/28/24 Register 2024, No. 26.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1421, 16 CA ADC § 1421
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