Register July 2014 No. 703
Chapter N 1
APPROVAL FOR SCHOOLS OF NURSING
N 1.01   Authority and intent.
N 1.02   Definitions.
N 1.03   Authorization to plan a school of nursing.
N 1.04   Authorization to admit students.
N 1.05   Approval of school of nursing.
N 1.06   Approval of out of state school of nursing.
N 1.07   Accreditation.
N 1.08   Standards.
N 1.09   NCLEX pass rates.
N 1.10   Continuation of board approval.
N 1.11   Closure of a school of nursing.
N 1.12   Nursing refresher course approval.
Ch. N 1 Note Note: Chapter N 1 as it existed on January 31, 1983 was repealed and a new chapter N 1 was created effective January 1, 1983. Chapter N 1 as it existed on July 31, 2014 was repealed and a new chapter N 1 was created effective August 1, 2014.
N 1.01 N 1.01 Authority and intent.
N 1.01(1) (1) The rules in this chapter are adopted pursuant to authority of ss. 15.08 (5) (b) and 441.01 (3), Stats.
N 1.01(2) (2) The intent of the board of nursing in adopting rules in this chapter is to clarify requirements and develop efficient timelines for the nursing school approval process and to reduce duplication that exists between the board and nursing accreditation processes for nursing schools.
N 1.01 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1983, No. 325, eff. 2-1-83; am. (2), Register, August, 1989, No. 404, eff. 9-1-89; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, August, 1989, No. 404; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, October, 2000, No. 538; CR 14-004: cr. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14.
N 1.02 N 1.02 Definitions. In this chapter:
N 1.02(1) (1) “Annual NCLEX pass rate" means the NCLEX pass rates for those who took the NCLEX between January 1 and December 31.
N 1.02(2) (2) “Board" means board of nursing.
N 1.02(3) (3) “Certificate of completion" means a student has completed the portion of the program equivalent to a diploma in practical nursing or professional nursing.
N 1.02(4) (4) “Class" means a graduating class for each 12-month period.
N 1.02(5) (5) “Institution" means the college, university or governing body which has the authority to conduct a school of nursing.
N 1.02(5g) (5g) “Institutional accreditation" means that institution conforms to the standards of education prescribed by a regional or national accrediting commission recognized by the U.S. department of education.
N 1.02(5r) (5r) “NCLEX" means national council licensure examination.
N 1.02(6) (6) “Nursing accreditation" means the school of nursing conforms to the standards of a board recognized nursing accreditation agency.
N 1.02(8) (8) “Out-of-state school" means a school operating in Wisconsin with a physical location outside of Wisconsin.
N 1.02(10) (10) “School of nursing" means a school for professional nurses or practical nurses.
N 1.02(11) (11) “School of practical nursing" means a school preparing students for practical nurse licensure.
N 1.02(12) (12) “School of professional nursing" means a school preparing students for registered nurse licensure. This includes schools granting certificate of completion for practical nurse licensure or professional nurse licensure.
N 1.02 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1983, No. 325, eff. 2-1-83; r. and recr. (1), r. (5) and (7), renum. (2) to (4), (8), (10) and (11) to be (3) to (5), (7), (13) and (14), cr. (2), (8), (10) to (12) and (15), am. (6) and (9) (intro.), Register, July, 1989, No. 403, eff. 8-1-89; CR 14-004: cr. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14; renumbering (7) and (9) to (5r) and (5g) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register July 2014 No. 703.
N 1.03 N 1.03 Authorization to plan a school of nursing.
N 1.03(1)(1) An institution planning to establish and conduct a school of nursing for professional or practical nursing shall file with the board an application including all of the following:
N 1.03(1)(a) (a) Name and address of the controlling institution and evidence of the accreditation status of the controlling institution.
N 1.03(1)(b) (b) Statement of intent to establish a school of nursing, including the academic and licensure levels of all programs to be offered and the primary method of instruction.
N 1.03(1)(c) (c) Evidence of the availability of sufficient clinical facilities and resources.
N 1.03(1)(d) (d) Plans to recruit and employ a qualified educational administrator and qualified faculty.
N 1.03(1)(f) (f) A proposed timeline for planning and implementing the program and intended date of entry for the first class.
N 1.03(2) (2) The board shall make a decision on the application within two months of the receipt of the completed application and notify the controlling institution of the action taken.
N 1.03 History History: CR 14-004: cr. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14.
N 1.04 N 1.04 Authorization to admit students.
N 1.04(1) (1) The school of nursing shall file with the board an application including all of the following:
N 1.04(1)(a) (a) Verification of employment of an educational administrator.
N 1.04(1)(b) (b) Evidence of provision of faculty meeting the qualifications in s. N 1.08 (3).
N 1.04(1)(c) (c) The school of nursing's philosophy and objectives.
N 1.04(1)(d) (d) An overview of curriculum including all of the following:
N 1.04(1)(d)1. 1. Content.
N 1.04(1)(d)2. 2. Course sequence.
N 1.04(1)(d)3. 3. Course descriptions.
N 1.04(1)(d)4. 4. Program evaluation plan.
N 1.04(1)(d)5. 5. Course syllabi for the first year and plan for subsequent years.
N 1.04(1)(e) (e) Verification of the establishment of student policies for admission, progression, retention, and graduation.
N 1.04(1)(f) (f) Verification of the students' ability to acquire clinical skills by providing all of the following:
N 1.04(1)(f)1. 1. Letter of intent or contracts from clinical facilities securing clinical opportunities and documentation of the facility, type, size, number of beds, and type of patients.
N 1.04(1)(f)2. 2. Documentation of simulation equipment and experiences.
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