Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.34.01.640 - FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS

Current through August 30, 2021

01. Practical Nurse Program Faculty Qualifications. Nursing faculty who have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum in a program leading to licensure as a practical nurse shall have: (7-1-21)T
a. A current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in this state; (7-1-21)T
b. A minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing; and (7-1-21)T
c. Evidence of nursing practice experience. (7-1-21)T
02. Registered Nurse Program Faculty Qualifications. There shall be sufficient faculty to achieve the purpose of the program. (7-1-21)T
a. Nursing faculty who have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum in a program leading to licensure as a registered nurse shall have: (7-1-21)T
i. A current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in this state; (7-1-21)T
ii. A minimum of a master's degree with a major in nursing; and (7-1-21)T
iii. Evidence of nursing practice experience. (7-1-21)T
b. Additional support faculty necessary to accomplish program objectives shall have: (7-1-21)T
i. A current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in this state; (7-1-21)T
ii. A minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing; and (7-1-21)T
iii. A plan approved by the Board for accomplishment of the master's of nursing within three (3) years of appointment to the faculty position. (7-1-21)T
03. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Program Faculty Qualifications. There shall be sufficient faculty to achieve the purpose of the program. Faculty who have primary responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating curriculum in a program preparing individuals to license as an advanced practice registered nurse shall have: (7-1-21)T
a. A current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in this state; and (7-1-21)T
b. A graduate degree or post-graduate degree in nursing; (7-1-21)T
c. An advanced practice registered nurse license and national certification if responsible for courses in a specific advanced practice registered nurse role and population; and (7-1-21)T
d. Evidence of advanced registered nursing practice experience. (7-1-21)T
04. Non-clinical Nursing Courses Faculty Qualifications. Inter professional faculty teaching non-clinical nursing course shall have advanced preparation appropriate for the content being taught. (7-1-21)T
05. Clinical Preceptors in Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Programs. Clinical preceptors may be used to enhance clinical learning experiences. (7-1-21)T
a. Clinical preceptors in registered and practical nurse programs shall be licensed for nursing practice at or above the license role for which the student is preparing. (7-1-21)T
b. Clinical preceptors in advanced practice registered nurse programs shall be licensed to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), a physician (MD or DO), or a physician assistant (PA) in an area of practice relevant to the educational course objectives. (7-1-21)T
c. Student-Preceptor ratio shall be appropriate to accomplishment of learning objectives; to provide for patient safety; and to the complexity of the clinical situation. (7-1-21)T
d. Criteria for selecting preceptors shall be in writing. (7-1-21)T
e. Functions and responsibilities of the preceptor shall be clearly delineated in a written agreement between the agency, the preceptor, and the educational program. (7-1-21)T
f. The faculty shall be responsible to: (7-1-21)T
i. Make arrangements with agency personnel in advance of the clinical experience, providing information such as numbers of students to be in the agency at a time, dates and times scheduled for clinical experience, faculty supervision to be provided, and arrange for formal orientation of preceptors. (7-1-21)T
ii. Inform agency personnel of faculty-defined objectives and serve as a guide for selecting students' learning experiences and making assignments. (7-1-21)T
iii. Monitor students' assignments, make periodic site visits to the agency, evaluate students' performance on a regular basis with input from the student and from the preceptor, and be available by telecommunication during students' scheduled clinical time. (7-1-21)T
g. Provide direct supervision, by either a qualified faculty person or an experienced registered nurse employee of the agency, during initial home visits and whenever the student is implementing a nursing skill for the first time or a nursing skill with which the student has had limited experience. (7-1-21)T
07. Continued Study. The parent institution will support and make provisions for continued professional development of the faculty. (7-1-21)T

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Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.34.01.640

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