Nev. Admin. Code § 632.775 - Instructors: Qualifications; certificate of approval

Current through March 28, 2022

1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, instructors for an approved program must be registered nurses who are approved by the Board.
2. The Board will approve a registered nurse to be an instructor if the nurse:
(a) Holds a current active license in good standing to practice nursing in this State;
(b) Has at least 2 years of experience in nursing, 1 year of which must be in the caring for the elderly or the chronically ill;
(c) Has successfully completed a course designated by the Board;
(d) Complies with the requirements for continuing education prescribed by the Board; and
(e) Meets any federal and state criteria established for instructors of an approved program.
3. The Board will approve a licensed practical nurse to be an instructor if:
(a) The Board determines that the circumstances require his or her appointment; and
(b) The nurse meets the requirements set forth in paragraphs (a) to (d), inclusive, of subsection 2.
4. The Board will issue a certificate of approval to teach if the instructor:
(a) Meets the requirements of subsection 2 or 3;
(b) Submits an application to the Board; and
(c) Pays the applicable fee to the Board.
5. The Board will renew a certificate of approval to teach annually if an instructor provides evidence satisfactory to the Board that the instructor meets the requirements of this section and has received compensation for teaching at least once in the preceding 2 years.
6. The coordinator of an approved program may select a person who is qualified to carry out the duties set forth in NAC 632.785 to act as an instructor in his or her area of specialization, even though the person is not a registered or licensed practical nurse. The person so selected must:
(a) Have at least 1 year of experience in caring for the elderly or chronically ill, or its equivalent; and
(b) Where applicable, be licensed, registered or certified in good standing in his or her area of specialization.

Such an instructor may not be the primary instructor or supervise the testing of manual skills.


Nev. Admin. Code § 632.775
Added to NAC by Bd. of Nursing, eff. 3-26-90; A 7-16-92; R212-99, 5-8-2000

NRS 632.120, 632.2856

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