Or. Admin. R. 851-021-0040 - Standards for Approval: Organization and Administration

(1) The educational institution offering nurse education programs shall:
(a) Maintain all required approvals through the State of Oregon.
(b) Be accredited by a regional association or national agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
(2) There must be evidence of adequate human, physical space, technologic, and fiscal resources for the development, implementation, stability, and continuation of the program, including required prerequisite and support courses.
(3) The Nurse Administrator must have institutional authority, control, and administrative responsibility for the program, including:
(a) Leadership within the faculty for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the program, including curriculum and instructional delivery;
(b) Creation and maintenance of a safe environment conducive to teaching and learning, including coordination and support of faculty assignments;
(c) Liaison with executive administrators and administrative and student service units of the institution;
(d) Participation in institutional policy and program decisions that affect teaching and learning within the nursing program, prerequisite, or support courses
(e) Participation in preparation of the budget;
(f) Administration of the approved budget;
(g) Facilitation of faculty member orientation and professional development;
(h) Participation in faculty member performance reviews and policies;
(i) Recommendation for faculty member appointment, promotion, tenure and retention; and,
(j) Liaison with the Board related to the program's continuing compliance with OAR 851-021.
(4) There must be a description or organizational chart available to faculty and staff that clearly illustrates communication and decision-making processes within the nursing program, and accountability and communication across the educational institution.
(5) The Nurse Administrator must have sufficient time provided for carrying out administrative responsibilities. Instructional responsibilities and responsibilities for administration of other programs must be considered.
(6) Student complaint and grievance process must be defined, reviewed, and addressed in accordance with established policies.
(7) During periods when the nurse administrator role is temporarily unfilled and interim nurse administrator must be designated within 15 days to maintain ongoing nursing leadership:
(a) The interim designee must serve in that role after approval by the Board representative,
(b) The interim designee must have the authority to fulfill the role as described in OAR 851-021-0045(4).
(8) The policies of the educational institution and the nursing education program must be congruent, fair, equitable, current and published. The following must be accessible to all applicants and students:
(a) Admission and re-admission policies;
(b) Grading policies;
(c) Policy on advanced placement, articulation agreements, and transfer of credits;
(d) Criteria for successful progression in the program, including graduation requirements;
(e) The number of credits required for completion of the program;
(f) Tuition, fees, and other program costs; and
(g) Appeal, grievance and complaint policies.


Or. Admin. R. 851-021-0040
NER 30, f. & ef. 1-27-76; NER 37, f. & ef. 7-18-77; NER 3-1983, f. & ef. 12-1-83; NER 2-1985, f. & ef. 4-5-85; NB 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 4-2-90; Renumbered from 851-020-0051; NB 4-1996, f. & cert. ef. 9-3-96; BN 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 2-21-01; BN 7-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-7-03; BN 3-2008, f. &cert. ef. 6-24-08; BN 7-2020, amend filed 12/11/2020, effective 1/1/2021; BN 12-2022, amend filed 07/28/2022, effective 8/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 678.150 & ORS 678.340

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 678.150 & ORS 678.360

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