Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-8-.01 - General Requirements

(1) Rules for nursing education programs shall provide reasonable and uniform standards within which flexibility and creativity, based upon prevailing educational principles, are possible.
(2) A parent institution is defined as an educational institution that is part of the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia or a nonprofit postsecondary institution. The board reserves the right to approve any parent institution outside of these categories.
(3) The course of study for initial licensure may be offered through an approved combination of on site, distance learning, or online teaching/learning strategies. Clinical learning activities may not be offered exclusively through electronic modalities.
(4) The majority of learning activities in practice settings must be taught by nursing faculty members according to Rules 410-8-.05 and 410-8-.06.
(5) A parent institution shall grant degrees and maintain the locus of control and fiscal responsibility for the planning, implementation, teaching, and evaluation of the nursing education program.
(6) All nursing education programs must be accredited or show satisfactory progression, as determined by the Board, towards accreditation by December 31, 2020 by a national nursing accrediting body recognized by the Board.
(7) Board representatives shall conduct scheduled site visits to nursing education programs within six months of a national nursing accreditation site visit. At its discretion, the Board may schedule site visits more frequently. A nursing education program may request a site visit.
(8) Representatives of the parent institution and/or the nursing education program shall be notified of any Board meeting at which action is to be taken relative to the program and shall be sent documentation of the action(s) in writing.
(9) Representatives of the parent institution and/or the nursing education program may appeal any board action within 90 days of written notification.
(10) To be approved as first-time writers of the licensing examination, applicants must have graduated from a nursing education program with Initial, Full or Conditional Approval at the time of graduation.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-8-.01
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-25, 43-26-2, 43-26-5(a)(4)-(6).
Original Rule entitled "Temporary Permits" was filed on March 18, 1976, effective April 7, 1976. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule entitled "Temporary Permits by Examination" adopted. Filed October 26, 1977; effective July 1, 1978 as specified by the Agency. Amended: Filed January 11, 1978; effective July 1, 1978, as specified by the Agency. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule of same title adopted. Filed October 20, 1982; effective November 9, 1982. Amended: Filed March 14, 1983; effective April 3, 1983. Amended: Filed April 1, 1986; effective April 21, 1986. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule entitled "Reinstatement of License" adopted. Filed December 18, 1986; effective January 7, 1987. Amended: Filed January 28, 1988; effective February 17, 1988. Repealed: Authority repealed, new authority adopted. F. May 8, 1990; eff. May 28, 1990. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 23, 1990; eff. Sept. 12, 1990. Amended: F. Aug. 13, 1992; eff. Sept. 2, 1992. Amended: F. Jul. 23, 1997; eff. Aug. 12, 1997. Amended: F. Jul. 27, 2011; eff. Aug. 16, 2011. Repealed: New Rule entitled "General Requirements" adopted. F. Aug. 24, 2015; eff. Sept. 13, 2015. Amended: F. Apr. 13, 2017; eff. May 3, 2017.

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