Or. Admin. R. 851-031-0065 - Standards for individualized re-entry plans

The applicant choosing to complete an individualized plan for re-entry must submit, in writing, the following for Board approval:

(1) Summary of nursing education and practice with rationale for use of an individualized plan for re-entry into nursing practice;
(2) Anticipated timeframe for completing all required components, including acquisition/ demonstration of current knowledge and required supervised clinical practice;
(3) Clinical competencies/outcomes to be achieved and the mechanism for evaluating competence in nursing practice on completion of the plan;
(4) Plan for obtaining and demonstrating knowledge/competence in nursing.
(5) Plan for obtaining 120 hours of theory and 160 hours of clinical supervision at the appropriate level of licensure. An additional 160 hours may be required by the Board based upon preceptor feedback. The plan must identify:
(a) The agency or agencies and contact person(s) where required supervised clinical experience will be obtained. A signed contract/agreement with each agency is required. The contract/agreement must include but is not limited to:
(A) Learning objectives/outcomes for the re-entry experience;
(B) Provisions for client and re-entry nurse safety;
(C) Unit(s) on which the experience is to occur with the name of the preceptor on each unit, if applicable;
(D) A provision allowing the agency to nullify the contact/agreement in the event of client safety issues.
(b) The name and credentials of the registered nurse preceptor(s). Each nurse preceptor must:
(A) Hold a current unencumbered registered nursing license in Oregon;
(B) Agree to directly supervise and evaluate the re-entry nurse;
(C) Have no less than two years of registered nursing experience, of which at least six months must be in the setting in which the clinical experience is to occur; and
(D) Be recommended by the nurse executive or immediate supervisor in that setting.
(6) Documentation of successful completion of the individualized re-entry plan must be provided in writing, and must include:
(a) Completion of program objectives/outcomes;
(b) Completion of required supervised clinical practice hours;
(c) Achievement of predetermined competencies; and
(d) Recommendation for licensure by clinical preceptor and nurse manager.


Or. Admin. R. 851-031-0065
BN 6-2021, adopt filed 06/21/2021, effective 7/1/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 678.150

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 678.150, ORS 678.050 & ORS 678.113

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