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10.27.03.00.htm 10.27.03.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 27 BOARD OF NURSING Chapter 03 Nursing Education Programs Authority: Health Occupations Article, §8-205, 8-401, and 8-404, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.27.03.01.htm 10.27.03.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Approved" means a nursing education program that:. a) Is in compliance with the regulations of the Board; and. b) Holds a certificate of approval from the Board of Nursing.. 2) "Board" means the Board of Nursing.. 3) "Board-recognized nursing accreditation agency (BRNAA) means a national nursing education accreditation agency recognized by the:
10.27.03.02.htm 10.27.03.02. 02 Approval of Programs Accredited by a Board-Recognized Nursing Accreditation Agency.. A. The Board shall place on its list of approved programs any nursing education program in Maryland granted accreditation by a BRNAA, provided the program meets all requirements of this chapter.B. A program approved by the Board and accredited by a BRNAA agency shall submit to the Board within 30 days of receipt:1) Evidence of current accreditation;. 2) Accreditation reports; and.
10.27.03.03.htm 10.27.03.03. 03 Board Approval of Nonaccredited Programs.. A. A Board-approved nursing education program that is not accredited by a BRNAA shall meet the requirements stated in Regulations .04―16 of this chapter.B. In institutions having both a licensed practical nursing education program and a registered nursing education program and when only one of the programs is accredited by a BRNAA:1) The Board and the BRNAA shall conduct concurrent visits; and. 2) The program shall subm
10.27.03.04.htm 10.27.03.04. 04 Philosophy and Objectives, Outcomes, or Competencies.. A. The philosophy and program objectives, outcomes, or competencies shall be:. 1) Developed by the nursing faculty and represent a consensus of that faculty;. 2) Consistent with the characteristics of the specific type of nursing education program;. 3) Communicated to those responsible for and participating in the program; and. 4) Periodically evaluated.. B. The philosophy of the program shall:.
10.27.03.05.htm 10.27.03.05. 05 Administration and Organization.. A. The controlling institution shall:. 1) Be accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency; and. 2) Have a statement of equal educational opportunity.. B. The organizational chart shall:. 1) Demonstrate the relationship of the nursing program to the controlling institution;. 2) Indicate lines of responsibility and authority; and. 3) Indicate channels of communication..
10.27.03.06.htm 10.27.03.06. 06 Records and Reports.. A. Accurate and appropriate records shall be maintained that include, but are not limited to:. 1) Current records of students;. 2) Transcripts of graduates;. 3) Faculty records;. 4) Administrative records, which include:. a) Minutes of faculty meetings,. b) Annual reports of the program, and. c) School bulletins;. 5) The current curriculum, including:. a) Philosophy,. b) Objectives or outcomes, and. c) Course outlines;.
10.27.03.07.htm 10.27.03.07. 07 Nursing Program Administrator.. A. Qualifications.. 1) Qualifications of the nursing program administrator include:. a) Current licensure as a registered nurse in Maryland;. b) A graduate degree in nursing for an individual employed after September 30, 1991; and. c) Academic preparation or experience in administration.. 2) A doctorate in nursing or a related field is recommended for the nursing program administrator.. B. Responsibilities. The nursing program administr
10.27.03.08.htm 10.27.03.08. 08 Faculty and Clinical Instructors.. A. Qualifications of Nurse Faculty.. 1) Nurse faculty shall:. a) Be currently licensed as a registered nurse in Maryland;. b) Be academically and professionally qualified;. c) Maintain expertise appropriate to their teaching responsibilities; and. d) Have a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse.. 2) Except as provided under §B of this regulation, nurse faculty hired after August 10, 1998, shall have a graduate degree in
10.27.03.09.htm 10.27.03.09. 09 Faculty Policies.. A. There shall be written personnel policies for nursing faculty and clinical instructors that are in keeping with accepted educational standards.B. Policies concerning the teaching load for faculty and the nursing program administrator shall be in writing. Sufficient time shall be provided for faculty to accomplish those activities related to the teaching-learning process. If the program administrator is required to teach, the program admini
10.27.03.10.htm 10.27.03.10. 10 Faculty Organization.. A. The faculty shall be organized with written policies and procedures to guide its activities.. B. The faculty shall meet regularly and function in such a manner that all members participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing program.C. Committees necessary to carry out the functions of the program shall be established with the duties and membership of each committee clearly defined.
10.27.03.11.htm 10.27.03.11. 11 Faculty Development and Evaluation.. A. There shall be a formal plan for orientation of new faculty and clinical instructors.. B. A program of faculty development shall be offered to encourage and assist faculty members and clinical instructors in their professional growth and development.C. A variety of means shall be used to evaluate faculty and clinical instructors' effectiveness of teaching within the classroom and clinical setting.
10.27.03.12.htm 10.27.03.12. 12 Resources, Facilities, and Services.. A. Physical Facilities. The physical facilities shall be adequate to meet the needs of the nursing program and include the following:1) Office for the administrator, faculty members, and staff;. 2) Adequate space for privacy of faculty-student conferences;. 3) Classroom, laboratories, simulation laboratories, and conference rooms;. 4) Space for equipment and instructional materials; and.
10.27.03.13.htm 10.27.03.13. 13 Curriculum.. A. The curriculum shall be:. 1) Planned, implemented, and evaluated by the faculty;. 2) Based on the philosophy and program objectives, outcomes, or competencies;. 3) Organized logically and sequenced appropriately; and. 4) Based on sound educational principles.. B. The curriculum plan shall:. 1) Serve as the foundation for curriculum development;. 2) Define and organize philosophical beliefs, values, and concepts;.
10.27.03.14.htm 10.27.03.14. 14 Students.. A. The following shall be available to students:. 1) A written statement of students' rights and responsibilities;. 2) The opportunity to participate in program development and evaluation;. 3) A written grievance mechanism; and. 4) Guidance and advisement services.. B. It is recommended that students have:. 1) Membership on selected faculty committees; and. 2) The opportunity to participate in an organization of self-governance..
10.27.03.15.htm 10.27.03.15. 15 Evaluation.. A. The faculty shall develop and implement a Board-approved evaluation plan for evaluating the total nursing education program at least every 3 years.B. The evaluation plan shall include:. 1) All components of the program;. 2) Evaluation time intervals;. 3) Student, graduate, faculty, cooperating agencies, and administration participation;. 4) Instruments or methods used; and. 5) Evidence that prior recommendations have been acted upon.. C. The evaluation process
10.27.03.16.htm 10.27.03.16. 16 Annual Review.. A. Annually, a program shall submit the following to the Board:. 1) A program catalog;. 2) Any annual reports to the BRNAA;. 3) Any correspondence related to the status of the program's accreditation;. 4) A summary of practices followed in safeguarding the health and well-being of students; and. 5) Accurate and complete data including, but not limited to, number of enrollments, admissions, graduates, and faculty.B. Annually the Board shall:.
10.27.03.17.htm 10.27.03.17. 17 Removal from Approved List.. A. Pursuant to Health Occupations Article, §8-404, Annotated Code of Maryland, at least 30 days before issuing a formal notice of violation of regulations to an institution, the Board shall notify the chief administrator of the institution and the chief administrator of the nursing education program that the Board is considering issuing a formal notice of violation.B. During the 30-day period, the Board shall provide the chief administrato
10.27.03.18.htm 10.27.03.18. 18 New Programs.. A. Approval Requirements.. 1) An institution wishing to establish a nursing program shall submit to the Board:. a) A letter of intent;. b) Proof of regional accreditation;. c) A copy of the prospectus and program proposal submitted to MHEC;. d) An addendum that describes in detail the:. i) Type and length of nursing program;. ii) Curriculum plan;. iii) Program objectives, outcomes, or competencies; and. iv) Description of available clinical resources;.
10.27.03.19.htm 10.27.03.19. 19 Closure of Programs.. A. Upon request, the Board shall provide consultation concerning closing of a program.. B. Upon the decision by a program to close, and at least 90 days before closing, the nurse administrator shall notify the Board of its intent, giving the following information:1) Date and reason for closing;. 2) Plans for phasing out the program;. 3) Disposition of the records of students, graduates, and faculty; and. 4) Title of the position of the individual to be r
10.27.03.9999.htm 10.27.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 16, 1975 (2:8 Md. R. 566). Chapter revised effective August 30, 1982 (9:17 Md. R. 1708). Regulation .01 amended effective November 21, 1983 (10:23 Md. R. 2064) August 11, 1986 (13:16 Md. R. 1827)Regulation .03 amended effective August 11, 1986 (13:16 Md. R. 1827). Regulation .04 amended effective August 11, 1986 (13:16 Md. R. 1827). Regulation .05 amended effective August 11, 1986 (13:16 Md. R. 1827).
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