Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-3-.08 - Distance Education (In-State And Out Of State)

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) An Alabama distance-learning prelicensure program or advanced practice education program must be approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education by January 1, 2022 or within five (5) years of Approval by the Board, in the case of a new program.
(2) The delivery of instruction by distance education methods shall enable students to meet the goals, competencies, and objectives of the education program and the standards of the Board, including supervised clinical learning experiences.
(3) A distance-learning program shall establish a means for assessing individual student and program outcomes.
(4) The governing institution of any distance-learning program offering courses in Alabama shall have institutional accreditation by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
(5) Distance-learning programs shall comply with all standards of this Chapter, including those related to clinical supervision of student learning experiences. The Board may request periodic reports for the purpose of data collection or to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
(6) Nursing Faculty located outside of the state who are employed by the governing institution for delivery of instruction by distance education methods, online instruction, or satellite instruction for an Alabama nursing program shall meet the minimum qualifications for faculty as set forth in this Chapter, including a valid license to practice registered nursing issued by Alabama, or a multistate registered nurse license issued by a party state, as defined in Chapter 4 of these rules.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 610-X-3-.08
Filed September 29, 1982. Amended: Filed July 23, 1997; effective August 27, 1997. Repealed and New Rule: Filed July 22, 2002; effective August 26, 2002. Amended: Filed September 25, 2006; effective October 30, 2006. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2016, eff. 1/5/2017. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2020, eff. 1/14/2021.

Rule 610-X-3-.05 was renumber to .07 as per certification filed September 25, 2006; effective October 30, 2006. Rule .07 was renumbered to .08 as per certification filed November 19, 2010; effective December 24, 2010.

Author: Alabama Board of Nursing

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยง 34-21-2(2).

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