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§ 1424. Administration and Organization of the Nursing Program.

16 CA ADC § 1424Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 14. Board of Registered Nursing
Article 3. Prelicensure Nursing Programs
16 CCR § 1424
§ 1424. Administration and Organization of the Nursing Program.
(a) There shall be a written statement of philosophy and objectives that serves as a basis for curriculum structure. Such statement shall take into consideration the individual difference of students, including their cultural and ethnic background, learning styles, goals, and support systems. It shall also take into consideration the concepts of nursing and man in terms of nursing activities, the environment, the health-illness continuum, and relevant knowledge from related disciplines.
(b) The policies and procedures by which the program is administered shall be in writing, shall reflect the philosophy and objectives of the program, and shall be available to all students.
(1) The nursing program shall have a written plan for evaluation of the total program, including admission and selection procedures, attrition and retention of students, and performance of graduates in meeting community needs.
(2) The program shall have a procedure for resolving student grievances.
(3) The program shall have policies and procedures regarding the granting of credit for military education and acquired knowledge by providing opportunity to obtain credit by the following methods, including but not limited to the listed methods:
(A) the use of challenge examinations; or
(B) the use of evaluative methods to validate achievement of course objectives and competencies.
(4) The program shall make available the policies and procedures, including the acceptance of military coursework and experience, on the school's website.
(c) There shall be an organizational chart which identifies the relationships, lines of authority and channels of communication within the program, between the program and other administrative segments of the institution with which it is affiliated, and between the program, the institution and clinical agencies.
(d) The program shall have sufficient resources, including faculty, library, staff and support services, physical space and equipment, including technology, to achieve the program's objectives.
(e) The director and the assistant director shall dedicate sufficient time for the administration of the program.
(f) The program shall have a board-approved assistant director who is knowledgeable and current regarding the program and the policies and procedures by which it is administered, and who is delegated the authority to perform the director's duties in the director's absence.
(g) Faculty members shall have the primary responsibility for developing policies and procedures, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating all aspects of the program.
(h) The faculty shall be adequate in type and number to develop and implement the program approved by the board, and shall include at least one qualified instructor in each of the areas of nursing required by section 1426(d) who will be the content expert in that area. Nursing faculty members whose teaching responsibilities include subject matter directly related to the practice of nursing shall be clinically competent in the areas to which they are assigned.
(i) When a non-faculty individual participates in the instruction and supervision of students obtaining clinical experience, his or her responsibilities shall be described in writing and kept on file by the nursing program.
(j) The assistant director shall function under the supervision of the director. Instructors shall function under the supervision of the director or the assistant director. Assistant instructors and clinical teaching assistants shall function under the supervision of an instructor.
(k) The student/teacher ratio in the clinical setting shall be based on the following criteria:
(1) Acuity of patient needs;
(2) Objectives of the learning experience;
(3) Class level of the students;
(4) Geographic placement of students;
(5) Teaching methods; and
(6) Requirements established by the clinical agency.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 2715, 2786, 2786.1 and 2786.6, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2786-2788, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment of subsections (b) and (g) filed 4-27-87; operative 5-27-87 (Register 87, No. 18).
2. Amendment filed 9-21-2010; operative 10-21-2010 (Register 2010, No. 39).
3. New subsections (b)(3)-(4) and amendment of Note filed 10-8-2018; operative 10-8-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 41).
4. Editorial correction reinstating inadvertently omitted subsection (i) (Register 2019, No. 3).
This database is current through 4/12/24 Register 2024, No. 15.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1424, 16 CA ADC § 1424
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