(1) Philosophy and Purpose of the School. - An institution seeking initial or continuing approval of a practical nursing school shall have written statements of the philosophy and purpose of the school.
(2) Controlling Body.
(a) A practical nursing program shall be organized and controlled by a Board of Education or a non-profit general hospital.
(b) The responsibilities of the controlling body shall be clearly stated in writing.
(c) The controlling body shall insure the facilities and leadership which provide a sound educational program and appropriate services to students and to faculty.
(3) Advisory Council.
(a) An advisory council to the controlling body shall be utilized at least during the formative years of the program to assist in the planning and to aid in interpretation of needs to the controlling body and the community.
(b) The functions of this council in its relationships to the controlling body and the instructional staff should be clearly defined in writing.
(4) Organization.
(a) The institution shall have an effective organization, and it shall be administered in ways conducive to the accomplishment of the school purpose.
(b) Under the general administration of the institution, provisions shall be made for the performance of administrative functions of the school by a competent nurse.
(c) Within the framework of general institutional policy, the administrative unit for this program shall be responsible for and authorized with the power to act on matters concerned with the school.
(5) Offices. - Suitable location of facilities shall be provided for the administrative unit for the program, with adequate clerical and secretarial services.
(6) Records and Reports.
(a) An adequate and comprehensive record system shall be maintained for all phases of the school program.
(b) Forms will be provided for the annual report of the school to the Board.
(7) Written Agreements. - The controlling institution for practical nurse programs shall be responsible for providing for all parts of the program in one or more institutions. When more than one institution is used written agreements of mutually decided policies covering all aspects of the cooperative relationships shall be made. Such agreement shall be signed by administrative authorities in each institution.
(8) Finance.

Definite, assured, and continuing financial support sufficient to provide for staff, facilities, and other essentials for carrying out the stated purpose of the program shall be provided.

(9) Reserved for Future Use.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1000-02-.06
Original rule certified May 10, 1974. Amendment filed May 29, 1980; effective August 27, 1980.

Authority: T.C.A. ยง 63-736 (c).

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