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§ 1486. Requirements for Clinical Practice Experience for Nurse Practitioner Students Enrolled ...

16 CA ADC § 1486Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 14. Board of Registered Nursing
Article 8. Nurse Practitioners
16 CCR § 1486
§ 1486. Requirements for Clinical Practice Experience for Nurse Practitioner Students Enrolled in Non-California based Nurse Practitioner Education Programs.
(a) The Non-California based Nurse Practitioner education program requesting clinical placements for students in clinical practice settings in California shall:
(1) Obtain prior board approval;
(2) Ensure students have successfully completed prerequisite courses and are enrolled in the nurse practitioner education program;
(3) Secure clinical preceptors who meet board requirements;
(4) Ensure the clinical preceptorship experiences in the program meet all board requirements and national education standards and competencies for the nurse practitioner role and population as outlined by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) in “Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies Content” (2017) or the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in “Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs” (2016);
(5) Demonstrate evidence that the curriculum includes content related to legal aspects of California certified nurse practitioner laws and regulations. The curriculum shall include content related to California Nursing Practice Act, Business & Professions Code, Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 8, “Nurse Practitioners” and California Code of Regulations Title 16, Division 14, Article 7, “Standardized Procedure Guidelines” and Article 8, “Standards for Nurse Practitioners”, including, but not limited to:
(A) Section 2835.7 of Business & Professions Code, “Additional authorized acts; implementation of standardized procedures”;
(B) Section 2836.1 of Business & Professions Code, “Furnishing or ordering of drugs or devices”.
(b) Clinical preceptor functions and responsibilities shall be clearly documented in a written agreement between the agency, the preceptor, and the nurse practitioner education program including the clinical preceptor's role to teach, supervise and evaluate students in the nurse practitioner education program.
(c) A clinical preceptor in the nurse practitioner education program shall:
(1) Hold a valid and active California license to practice their respective profession and demonstrate current clinical competence.
(2) Participate in teaching, supervising, and evaluating students, and shall be competent in the content and skills being taught to the students.
(3) Be a health care provider qualified by education, licensure and clinical competence in the assigned nurse practitioner category to provide direct supervision of the clinical practice experiences for a nurse practitioner student.
(4) Be oriented to program and curriculum requirements, including responsibilities related to student supervision and evaluation;
(5) Be evaluated by the program faculty at least every two (2) years.
(d) Students shall hold an active, valid California registered nurse license to participate in nurse practitioner education program clinical experiences.
(e) The nurse practitioner education program shall notify the board of pertinent changes within 30 days.
(f) The board may withdraw authorization for program clinical placements in California, at any time.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2715, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2729, 2835, 2835.5 and 2836, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 1-15-2019; operative 1-15-2019 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 3).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 8-8-2022 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2022, No. 32).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1486, 16 CA ADC § 1486
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