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§ 1420. Definitions.

16 CA ADC § 1420Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 14. Board of Registered Nursing
Article 3. Prelicensure Nursing Programs
16 CCR § 1420
§ 1420. Definitions.
For purposes of this article, the term:
(a) “Affiliated institution” means a non-institution of higher education, such as a hospital, that is approved or has applied for board approval for a nursing program and is affiliated with an institution of higher education pursuant to section 2786 of the code;
(b) “Approved nursing program” means a school, program, department or division of nursing in this state approved under the provisions of sections 2785 through 2789 of the code and this article;
(c) “Assistant Director” means a registered nurse administrator or faculty member who meets the qualifications of section 1425(b) and is designated by the director to assist in the administration of the program and perform the functions of the director when needed;
(d) “Clinically competent” means that the nursing program faculty member possesses and exercises the degree of learning, skill, care and experience ordinarily possessed and exercised by staff level registered nurses of the nursing area to which the faculty member is assigned;
(e) “Clinical practice” means the planned learning experiences designed for students to apply nursing knowledge and skills to meet course objectives in a variety of board-approved clinical settings. Clinical practice includes learning experiences provided in various health care agencies as well as nursing skills labs, simulation labs, and computer labs;
(f) “Content expert” means an instructor who has the responsibility to review and monitor the program's entire curricular content for a designated nursing area of geriatrics, medical-surgical, mental health/psychiatric nursing, obstetrics, or pediatrics;
(g) “Course of instruction” means the minimum education program that meets the requirements of section 1426 for eligibility to take the licensing examination and that is not less than two (2) academic years or equivalent;
(h) “Director” means the registered nurse administrator or faculty member who meets the qualifications of section 1425(a) and has the authority and responsibility to administer the program. The director coordinates and directs all activities in developing, implementing, and managing a nursing program, including its fiscal planning;
(i) “Faculty” means all registered nurses who teach in an approved nursing program;
(j) “Institution of higher education” means an educational setting that provides post-secondary or higher education, such as a university, a community college offering an associate degree, or other collegial institution that grants associate of arts degrees or baccalaureate or higher degrees to graduates of the nursing program;
(k) “Learning experience” means those activities planned for students by the faculty that are designed to meet the objectives of the required course of instruction, including the basic standards of competent performance in section 1443.5;
(l) “Nursing process” means the application of scientific, evidence-based knowledge in the identification and treatment of actual or potential patient health problems. The nursing process includes assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning and outcome identification, implementation, and evaluation;
(m) “Non-faculty” means all persons other than faculty members who meet the minimum qualifications of clinical teaching assistant and are selected by the nursing program to teach or supervise nursing students in designated nursing areas;
(n) “Preceptor” means a registered nurse who meets the qualifications set out in section 1426.1(b)(3)(A) through (D), employed by a health care agency, who is assigned to assist and supervise nursing students in an educational experience that is designed and directed by a faculty member;
(o) “Prelicensure registered nursing program” means an institution of higher education or affiliated institution that offers a course of instruction to prepare students for entry level registered nurse practice and to take the licensing examination;
(p) “Technology” means equipment, tools, and devices that are used to facilitate and support the teaching and learning of the nursing program's board-approved curriculum.
(q) “Year” means an academic year, unless otherwise specified.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2715, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2785-2788, Business and Professions Code.
1. Repealer of Article 3 (Sections 1420-1435.5, not consecutive) and new Article 3 (Sections 1420-1430, not consecutive) filed 9-27-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 39). For prior history, including former Sections 1419, 1422.2, 1422.3, 1424, 1425.5, 1426, 1427.5, 1427.6, 1429, 1430, 1433.05, 1433.1-1433.3, 1436 and 1437, see Registers 85, No. 25; 78, No. 9; 77, Nos. 47 and 34; 76, No. 47; 75, Nos. 41 and 33; 74, No. 13; 73, No. 40; 72, No. 53; 70, No. 5; 68, No. 24; 66, Nos. 37, 7 and 6; 64, No. 3; 61, Nos. 13 and 7; 60, No. 21; 57, No. 15; 55, No. 4; 54, No. 8; 53, No. 18; 27, No. 5; 26, No. 4 and 20, No. 1.
2. Amendment of article heading and section filed 9-21-2010; operative 10-21-2010 (Register 2010, No. 39).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1420, 16 CA ADC § 1420
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