Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.34.01.681 - CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Current through August 30, 2021

01. General Curriculum. For licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses the general curriculum is as follows: (7-1-21)T
a. Be planned, implemented, and evaluated by the faculty with provisions for student input; (7-1-21)T
b. Reflect the mission and purpose of the nursing education program; (7-1-21)T
c. Be organized logically and sequenced appropriately; (7-1-21)T
d. Facilitate articulation for horizontal and vertical mobility; (7-1-21)T
e. Have a syllabus for each nursing course; (7-1-21)T
f. Have written, measurable terminal outcomes that reflect the role of the graduate; and (7-1-21)T
g. Be responsive to changing healthcare environment. (7-1-21)T
02. Curriculum Changes. Major curriculum changes, as defined in Section 700 of these rules, will be submitted to the Board for approval prior to implementation. (7-1-21)T
03. Practice Sites. The program will have sufficient correlated practice experiences to assure development of nursing competencies. (7-1-21)T
04. Practical Nurse Curriculum. The curriculum includes: (7-1-21)T
a. Nursing didactic content and practice experience that establish the knowledge base for demonstrating beginning competency; and (7-1-21)T
b. Integrated, combined or separate coursework from the following academic disciplines and meets requirements for the credential with a major in practical nursing: (7-1-21)T
i. Communication and information systems concepts; (7-1-21)T
ii. Behavioral and social science concepts that serve as a framework for understanding growth and development throughout the life cycle, human behavior, interpersonal relationships, and cultural diversity; (7-1-21)T
iii. Physical and biological sciences concepts that help the students gain an understanding of the principles of scientific theory and computation; (7-1-21)T
iv. Nursing concepts that provide the basis for understanding the principles of nursing care and appropriate and sufficient correlated nursing practice experiences to assure development of competencies as a member of the interdisciplinary team; (7-1-21)T
v. Concepts regarding legal, managerial, economic, and ethical issues related to responsibilities of the practical nurse; and (7-1-21)T
vi. Courses to meet the school's general education requirements for the credential awarded. (7-1-21)T
05. Registered Nurse Curriculum. The curriculum includes: (7-1-21)T
a. Nursing didactic content and practice experience that establish the knowledge base for demonstrating beginning competency related to: (7-1-21)T
i. Nursing practice; (7-1-21)T
ii. Systems thinking and interdisciplinary team function; and (7-1-21)T
iii. The promotion and restoration of optimal patient health throughout the lifespan in a variety of primary, secondary and tertiary settings focusing on individuals, groups, and communities. (7-1-21)T
b. Integrated, combined or separate coursework from the following academic disciplines and meets requirements for a degree with a major in nursing: (7-1-21)T
i. Concepts in written and oral communication, values clarification, scientific inquiry, computation, and informatics; (7-1-21)T
ii. Behavioral and social sciences concepts that serve as a framework for the understanding of growth and development throughout the life cycle, human behavior, interpersonal relationships, cultural diversity, and economics related to the social context of healthcare; (7-1-21)T
iii. Physical and biological sciences concepts that help the student gain an understanding of the principles of scientific theory; (7-1-21)T
iv. Arts and humanities concepts that develop the aesthetic, ethical, and intellectual capabilities of the student; (7-1-21)T
v. Concepts regarding research, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, trends in nursing, principles of education and learning, and professional responsibilities; (7-1-21)T
vi. Experiences that promote the development of leadership and management skills, interdisciplinary and professional socialization; and (7-1-21)T
vii. Courses to meet the school's general education requirements for the academic degree. (7-1-21)T
06. Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Program Curriculum. The curriculum includes: (7-1-21)T
a. Content necessary to prepare the graduate for practice consistent with defined standards for advanced nursing practice; and (7-1-21)T
b. Content from nursing and related academic disciplines and meet requirements for a graduate degree with a major in nursing: (7-1-21)T
i. Advanced theory and research in nursing, biological and behavioral sciences, interdisciplinary education, cultural diversity, economics and informatics sufficient to practice as a graduate prepared registered nurse; (7-1-21)T
ii. Legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of a graduate prepared registered nurse; (7-1-21)T
iii. Didactic content and supervised practice experience relevant to the nursing focus of the graduate specialty; and (7-1-21)T
iv. Courses to meet the school's requirements for the graduate degree. (7-1-21)T

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