(1) A nursing faculty member includes any
registered nurse, appointed by the parent institution, regardless of the
institutional designation, who is engaged in teaching/evaluation in classes,
simulated settings, and practice settings.
(2) The nurse administrator and nurse faculty
members of any nursing education program must be currently licensed as
registered nurses in Georgia and authorized as advanced practice registered
nurses (if applicable) from the initial date of appointment.
(3) Faculty who are assigned to practice
settings in another state or country shall comply with the relevant nurse
practice act in that jurisdiction.
(4) The nurse administrator, who is appointed
with the authority and responsibility for the development, administration, and
evaluation of the nursing program(s) within the nursing unit, must have at
least one (1) earned graduate degree in nursing and at least three (3) years of
teaching experience in a nursing education program leading to initial
registered nurse licensure or completion of a higher degree in nursing.
(5) Any registered nurse,
appointed by the parent institution, who is engaged in teaching/evaluation in
classes, simulated settings and practice settings, must hold at least a
baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.
(6) For any given academic term, the nursing
education program must be able to provide evidence that at least the majority
of faculty members are full time in didactic settings with an exemption for
clinical settings and that at least three-fourths of individual full-time and
part-time faculty members hold one (1) or more earned graduate degrees in
(7) A full-time faculty
member with only a baccalaureate degree in nursing must be able to provide
documentation of progress toward an earned graduate degree in nursing, have
experience in the area of responsibility, and be directed by a faculty member
with at least one (1) earned graduate degree in nursing.
(8) Faculty members shall have the graduate
nursing education, expertise, and professional development necessary to enable
the goals/outcomes of the curriculum.
(9) For any course with a nursing title and
number, a qualified registered nurse faculty member must be the coordinator.
(10) Faculty members must be
available to direct, coach, mentor, and critique students engaged in learning
activities in classes, simulated settings, and practice settings.
(11) A faculty/student ratio of at least one
(1) registered nurse faculty member providing direct supervision for no more
than ten (10) students engaged in direct patient care in inpatient practice
settings must be maintained to provide for the safety of patients/clients,
students, and faculty members.
Faculty members shall participate in and document the development,
implementation, and evaluation of the nursing education program.
(13) Policies in effect for nursing faculty,
including workload, shall be consistent with those in effect for all faculty
appointed by the parent institution.
(14) The process of selection, approval, and
role development, and delineation of responsibilities of full-time and
part-time faculty members shall be documented.
(15) Out of state nursing education programs
that have faculty and students engaged in learning activities in Georgia
practice settings must comply with the Georgia Registered Professional Nurse
nursing educator, who is not licensed as a registered professional nurse in
Georgia and who is participating as an exchange visitor in a nursing education
program, may direct, coach, mentor, and critique students engaged in learning
activities in classes and simulated settings under the following conditions:
(a) Responsibility for any course, in which
the international nursing educator participates, must be assumed by a faculty
member appointed by the parent institution;
(b) Monetary compensation to the
international nursing educator must not be provided by the parent institution;
(c) Until licensure by examination
has been granted, the international nursing educator must not be involved in
actual, interactive learning activities with students and patients/clients in
practice settings; and
advance of the exchange period, the Board of Nursing must be notified of the
academic and regulatory credentials of the international nursing educator for a
one-time period not to exceed all or part of a quarter or semester.