Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1000-02-.11 - DEFINITIONS

(1) Accreditation: Refers to the status of the school in relation to requirements of recognized agencies other than the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
(2) Approval: Indicates the status of the school in relation to the minimum requirements of the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
(3) Approved School of Nursing: Means one approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing or by a similar board in another jurisdiction.
(4) Assisting: Means helping, aiding, supporting, or cooperating.
(5) Board: Refers to the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
(6) Continued Competence: Means the application of selected nursing knowledge and the interpersonal, psychomotor, and communication skills expected for the nursing practice role pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-7-108, within the context of the public health, safety, and welfare.
(7) Cooperating or Affiliating Agency: Any agency or institution that cooperates with the school to provide facilities and clinical resources that may be used by the school for selected student learning experiences.
(8) Classification of Nursing Educational Programs:
(a) Baccalaureate: A program leading to a baccalaureate degree is conducted by an educational unit which is an integral part of a senior college or university.
(b) Associate Degree: A program in nursing leading to an associate degree is conducted by an educational unit in nursing (department or division) within the structure of a junior or community college or as a segment of a senior college or university.
(c) Diploma: A program leading to a diploma in nursing is conducted by a single purpose school under the control of a hospital.
(c) Practical: A program leading to a certificate in practical nursing conducted in hospitals, usually in conjunction with school boards of education.
(9) Contract or Agreement: Written evidence of agreement between the school and cooperating agency.
(10) Course: Means a unit of the curriculum.
(11) Curriculum: Refers to the total group of courses including related clinical and other experiences which are organized in a systematic way.
(12) Direction: Means guiding, managing, authoritative instructing, governing, ordering, or ruling.
(13) Director: Refers to the person in charge of the educational unit in nursing, regardless of his official title in any specific institution.
(14) Examination: Refers to state Board Test Pool Examination.
(15) General Education: Refers to secondary or high school education or the equivalent.
(16) May: Indicates permission at the discretion of the Board.
(17) School or School of Nursing: Educational unit having the responsibility to prepare its graduates for practice as nurses, qualified to meet licensing requirements in Tennessee.
(18) Shall or Must: Indicates a mandatory requirement.
(19) Should: Indicates a recommendation.
(20) Supervision: Means overseeing or inspecting with authority. The basic responsibility of the individual nurse who is required to supervise others is to determine which of the nursing needs can be delegated safely to others, and whether the individual to whom the duties are entrusted must be supervised personally.
(21) Program: Refers to total group of courses.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1000-02-.11
Original rule certified May 10, 1974. Amendment filed August 31, 2001; effective November 14, 2001.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-7-101, 63-7-108, 63-7-207, and 63-736(c).

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