(1) The nursing
education program must be an integral part of a parent institution accredited
by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and
(2) The relationship of
the nursing unit as a program, department, division, school, or college to the
parent institution must be delineated on a current organizational chart in
accordance with the structural or functional plan of the parent institution.
(3) The nurse administrator shall
assume authority and responsibility for the administration, planning,
implementation, and evaluation of the nursing education program. This will
include oversight of and budgeting for the program, selection and evaluation of
qualified faculty, and evaluation of program outcomes. A percentage of time
for, and description of, administrative responsibilities and must be
identified. The Board must be notified within 30 days of a change in the nurse
(4) The minimum
length of a nursing education program shall be six (6) academic quarters or
four (4) academic semesters, each of which shall include nursing courses with
learning activities in classes, simulated settings, and practice settings.
(5) If a nursing education program
has an accelerated option for students who have earned a baccalaureate or
higher degree in another discipline, or a bridge program for healthcare
professionals, the minimum length of study as identified in Rule 410-8-.03(4) may be shortened as approved by the Board. The course of study must be
comparable to that required for prelicensure students graduating from the same
nursing education program. Healthcare professional means a licensed practical
nurse, paramedic, military medical corpsman, or respiratory therapist.
(6) Adequate financial resources
shall be provided for the effective operation of the nursing education program
and the professional development of faculty.
(7) A faculty/student ratio of at least one
(1) full-time nursing faculty member for each twenty-five (25) students
enrolled in the nursing education program (including audited courses) shall be
(8) The nursing
education program shall have a plan for continuous quality assessment and
improvement which includes, but is not limited to: organization and
administration; curriculum; faculty; students; performance of students and
graduates; and educational facilities and resources.
(9) Implementation of the plan for continuous
quality assessment and improvement, findings, and relevant actions and/or
decisions shall be documented.
All information, course materials, and documentation pertaining to the nursing
education program shall be accurate and current.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-8-.03
§§ 43-1-25, 43-26-2, 43-26-3, 43-26-5(a)(5), 43-26-32,
Original Rule entitled "Temporary Permits Prior to Employment" was
filed on June 6, 1986; effective
Amended: Rule repealed. Filed
December 18, 1986; effective
Adopted: New Rule entitled "Organization and
Administration." F. Aug. 24, 2015; eff.
Amended: F. Nov. 8,
2017; eff. Nov. 28,
Amended: F. Oct. 19,
2018; eff. Nov. 8,
Note: Correction of non-substantive
administrative error in Rule History, duplicate entry of "Amended:
F. Nov. 8, 2017; eff. Nov.
28, 2017." deleted.
Amended: F. June 10,
2022; eff. June 30,