Kan. Admin. Regs. § 60-2-101 - Requirements for initial approval

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Administration and organization.
(1) Each institution wanting to offer a nursing program shall be a legally constituted body. The controlling body shall be responsible for general policy and shall provide for the financial support of the nursing program.
(2) A nursing program administrator shall have oversight of the nursing program.
(3) The nursing program shall be accredited, be part of an institution that is accredited, or be in the process of being accredited by an agency that is approved by the United States department of education.
(b) Application. Each proposed nursing program shall submit an initial application at least 60 days before a scheduled board meeting. The application shall include the following:
(1) The course of study and credential to be conferred;
(2) the name and title of the administrator of the nursing program;
(3) the name of the controlling body;
(4) the name and title of the administrator of the controlling body;
(5) all sources of financial support;
(6) a proposed curriculum, as specified in K.A.R. 602-104, with the total number of hours of both theoretical and clinical instruction;
(7) the number, qualifications, and assignments of faculty members;
(8) a proposed date of initial admission of students to the nursing program;
(9) the number of times students are to be admitted each year and the proposed number of students per admission;
(10) the admission requirements;
(11) a description of the clinical facilities;
(12) copies of the current school bulletin or catalog;
(13) the name of each hospital and affiliating agency providing facilities for clinical experience. Each hospital and affiliating agency shall be licensed, accredited, or approved by the appropriate licensing or certifying body;
(14) a contractual agreement or letter from each clinical facility stating that the clinical facility will provide clinical experiences for the nursing program's students; and
(15) for each applicant with any existing nursing programs, the following:
(A) The nursing program outcomes; and
(B) any nursing program outcomes not meeting the stated benchmark. If any outcomes are not meeting the stated benchmark, a new nursing program shall not be approved.
(c) Surveys. Each nursing program shall have a survey for initial approval by the board. A survey shall be conducted by the board to validate information submitted in the program's initial application before granting initial approval.
(1) During an initial survey, the nursing program administrator shall make available the following:
(A) The educational institution's administration, prospective faculty and students, clinical facility representatives, and support services personnel to discuss the nursing program;
(B) minutes of faculty meetings;
(C) faculty and student handbooks;
(D) policies and procedures;
(E) curriculum materials;
(F) a copy of the nursing program's budget;
(G) each contractual agreement; and
(H) a nursing program evaluation plan that addresses compliance with the nurse practice act and board regulations.
(2) The nursing program administrator or designated personnel shall take the survey team to inspect the nursing educational facilities, including satellite program facilities and library facilities.
(3) Upon completion of the survey, the nursing program administrator shall be asked to correct any inaccurate statements contained in the survey report, limiting comments to errors, unclear statements, and omissions.
(d) Approval. Each nursing program seeking approval shall perform the following:
(1) Submit a progress report that includes the following:
(A) Updated information on all areas identified in the initial application;
(B) the current number of admissions and enrollments;
(C) the current number of qualified faculty; and
(D) detailed course syllabi; and
(2) have a survey conducted by the board's survey team after the first graduation.
(e) Denial of approval. If a nursing program fails to meet the requirements of the board within a designated period of time, the nursing program shall be notified by the board's designee of the board's intent to deny approval.

This regulation shall be effective on and after January 1, 2022.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 60-2-101
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1129; implementing K.S.A. 65-1119; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended Jan. 1, 1968; amended Jan. 1, 1972; amended Jan. 1, 1973; amended, E-74-29, July 1, 1974; modified L. 1975, Ch. 302, Sec. 2; modified, L. 1975, Ch. 396, Sec. 1, May 1, 1975; amended May 1, 1987; amended April 4, 1997; amended June 14, 2002; amended Jan. 24, 2003; amended Nov. 7, 2008; amended April 29, 2016; amended by Kansas Register Volume 40, No. 50; effective 1/1/2022.

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