Kan. Admin. Regs. § 60-2-104 - Curriculum requirements

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

(a) The faculty in each nursing program shall develop a curriculum to meet program and student learning outcomes and meet the following requirements:
(1) Identify the competencies of the graduate for the level of nursing practice;
(2) determine the approach and content for learning experiences;
(3) direct clinical instruction as an integral part of the program; and
(4) provide for learning experiences of the depth and scope needed to fulfill the objectives or student learning outcomes for nursing courses.
(b) The curriculum in each nursing program shall include the following:
(1) Content in the biological, physical, social, and behavioral sciences that provides a foundation for safe and effective nursing practice;
(2) the art and science of nursing; and
(3) didactic content and clinical experience to meet the objectives or student learning outcomes specified in subsection (c) or (d).
(c) Each professional nursing program shall provide instruction and clinical learning experience in the following areas:
(1) The aspects of a safe, effective care environment, including the management of care, safety, and infection control;
(2) health promotion and maintenance, including growth and development through the life span and prevention and early detection of disease;
(3) psychosocial integrity, including coping, adaptation, and psychosocial adaptation; and
(4) physiological integrity, including basic care and comfort, pharmacology, parenteral therapies, reduction of risk potential, and physiological adaptation.
(d) Each practical nursing program shall provide instruction and clinical learning experience in the following areas:
(1) The aspects of a safe, effective care environment, including the coordination of care, safety, and infection control;
(2) health promotion and maintenance, including growth and development through the life span and prevention and early detection of disease;
(3) psychosocial integrity, including coping, adaptation, and psychosocial adaptation;
(4) physiological integrity, including basic care and comfort, pharmacology, reduction of risk potential, and physiological adaptation; and
(5) intravenous fluid therapy, including, at minimum, didactic, supervised laboratory or supervised clinical practice as specified in K.A.R. 60-16-104.
(e)
(1) Each practical nursing program shall have at least 15 credit hours in nursing courses or the equivalent in clock-hours.
(2) Each professional nursing program shall have at least 30 credit hours in the nursing major.
(f) The faculty in each nursing program shall develop and implement a program evaluation plan.
(g) Each nursing program shall submit major curriculum revisions for approval by the board at least 30 days before the board meetings. The nursing program shall have received board approval before implementation. Major curriculum revisions shall include the following:
(1) Any change in the plan of nursing curriculum organization involving philosophy, number of semesters of study, or the delivery method of nursing courses;
(2) any change in content requiring a change of clockhours or credit hours in nursing courses; and
(3) any change in the number of students to be admitted to the nursing program.
(h) Each nursing program shall submit other curriculum revisions of a course's content, title, objectives, or outcomes to the board's education specialist for approval. The nursing program shall not implement revisions before receiving approval from the board's education specialist. The information specified in this subsection shall be submitted in writing with the annual report.
(i) The nurse administrator shall submit to the board office each change under subsection (g) or (h).
(j) Each nursing program shall have an articulation plan.

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

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 60-2-104
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1129; implementing K.S.A. 65-1119; effective April 4, 1997; amended Jan. 24, 2003; amended Nov. 7, 2008; amended by Kansas Register Volume 40, No. 50; effective 1/1/2022.

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