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Rule Title: PROGRAM STANDARDS
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Department: LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter: BOARD OF NURSING
Subchapter: Nursing Education Programs
 
Latest version of the adopted rule presented in Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

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24.159.604    PROGRAM STANDARDS

(1) All programs shall meet these standards:

(a) The purpose and outcomes of the program shall be consistent with accepted standards of nursing practice appropriate for graduates of the type of program offered and be made available to prospective and current students in public documents.

(b) The input of stakeholders shall be considered in developing and evaluating the purpose and outcomes of the program.

(c) The program shall implement a comprehensive, systematic plan for ongoing evaluation that is based on program outcomes and incorporates continuous improvement.

(d) The curriculum shall provide didactic and clinical learning experiences consistent with program outcomes.

(e) Faculty and students shall participate in program planning, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement.

(f) The program administrator shall be a professionally and academically qualified RN with institutional authority and administrative responsibility for the program.

(g) Professionally, academically, and clinically qualified nurse faculty shall be sufficient in number and expertise to accomplish program outcomes and quality improvement.

(h) The fiscal, human, physical, clinical, and technical learning resources shall be adequate to support program processes, security, and outcomes.

(i) Program information communicated by the program shall be accurate, complete, consistent, and readily available.

History: 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; IMP, 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 626, Eff. 7/1/97; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1080, Eff. 5/23/03; TRANS, from Commerce, 2006 MAR p. 2035; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2651, Eff. 11/13/10; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 644, Eff. 5/29/15.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
24-159-80 5/29/2015 Current History: 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; IMP, 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 626, Eff. 7/1/97; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1080, Eff. 5/23/03; TRANS, from Commerce, 2006 MAR p. 2035; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2651, Eff. 11/13/10; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 644, Eff. 5/29/15.
24-159-74 11/13/2010 5/29/2015 History: 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; IMP, 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 626, Eff. 7/1/97; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1080, Eff. 5/23/03; TRANS, from Commerce, 2006 MAR p. 2035; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2651, Eff. 11/13/10.
5/23/2003 11/13/2010 History: 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; IMP, 37-8-301, MCA; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 626, Eff. 7/1/97; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1080, Eff. 5/23/03; TRANS, from Commerce, 2006 MAR p. 2035.
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