N 1.08(2)(a)2. 2. A graduate degree with a major in nursing.
N 1.08(2)(a)3. 3. Knowledge of learning principles for adult education, including nursing curriculum development, administration and evaluation and either educational preparation or 2 years experience as an instructor in a nursing education program within the last 5 years.
N 1.08(2)(a)4. 4. Current knowledge of nursing practice.
N 1.08(2)(b) (b) The institution shall notify the board within 48 hours of the termination, resignation, or retirement of an educational administrator and designate the interim educational administrator within 5 business days. The institution may request board approval of an interim educational administrator who does not meet the qualifications in par. (a). The interim educational administrator may serve no longer than 6 months. The institution may request an extension of time based upon hardship.
N 1.08(3) (3)Faculty.
N 1.08(3)(a)(a) Faculty standards. The school of nursing shall have evidence of the faculty meeting the standards in this section on file in the school of nursing office and available upon request to the board.
N 1.08(3)(b) (b) Qualifications for professional nursing faculty. The qualifications for the faculty of a school of professional nursing are all of the following:
N 1.08(3)(b)1. 1. Hold a current, active registered nurse license or privilege to practice in Wisconsin that is not encumbered.
N 1.08(3)(b)2. 2. A graduate degree with a major in nursing. Interprofessional faculty teaching non-clinical nursing courses shall have advanced preparation appropriate for the content being taught.
N 1.08(3)(c) (c) Qualifications for practical nursing faculty. The qualifications for the faculty of a school of practical nursing are all of the following:
N 1.08(3)(c)1. 1. Hold a current, active registered nurse license or privilege to practice in Wisconsin that is not encumbered.
N 1.08(3)(c)2. 2. A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing.
N 1.08(3)(d) (d) Faculty exceptions. An educational administrator may apply to the board for exceptions to faculty requirements. A school of nursing that is granted a faculty exception for a faculty member shall provide the faculty member with a supervisor who meets the qualifications in par. (b) or (c). A minimum of 50 percent of faculty must meet the faculty qualifications. The board may grant one of the following exceptions:
N 1.08(3)(d)1. 1. `Standard exception.' A standard exception may be renewed upon showing proof of progress and continued active enrollment each year. The standard exception is for a person who has a baccalaureate degree in nursing and is actively enrolled in one of the following:
N 1.08(3)(d)1.a. a. A master's program with a major in nursing.
N 1.08(3)(d)1.b. b. A bachelor's in nursing to doctorate program in nursing.
N 1.08(3)(d)1.c. c. A doctorate program in nursing.
N 1.08(3)(d)2. 2. `Emergency exception.' A person with a baccalaureate degree in nursing may be employed for a short-term, unanticipated emergency situation including medical leave. The emergency exception is for a term no longer than one semester and may not be renewed.
N 1.08(3)(d)3. 3. `Non-nursing masters degree exception.' Each school of professional nursing may apply for one non-nursing masters degree exception provided the person has all of the following:
N 1.08(3)(d)3.a. a. A bachelor's degree in nursing.
N 1.08(3)(d)3.b. b. A graduate degree related to the topic of the course the person is teaching.
N 1.08(3)(d)3.c. c. Nursing experience in the area of teaching assignment.
N 1.08(3)(d)3.d. d. A unique combination of knowledge, experience, and skills that will best serve the school of nursing, faculty, and students in a specific content area.
N 1.08(4) (4)Curriculum. The curriculum shall enable the student to develop the nursing knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the level, scope and standards of competent nursing practice expected at the level of licensure. All curriculum shall be developed by a faculty member with a graduate degree. Curriculum shall be revised as necessary to maintain a program that reflects advances in health care and its delivery. The curriculum shall include all of the following:
N 1.08(4)(a) (a) Evidence-based learning experiences and methods of instruction consistent with the written curriculum plan. The methods of instruction may include distance education methods.
N 1.08(4)(b) (b) Diverse didactic and clinical learning experiences consistent with program outcomes.
N 1.08(4)(c) (c) Coursework shall include all of the following:
N 1.08(4)(c)1. 1. Content in the biological, physical, social and behavioral sciences to provide a foundation for safe and effective nursing practice.
N 1.08(4)(c)2. 2. Content regarding professional responsibilities, legal and ethical issues, and history and trends in nursing and health care.
N 1.08(4)(c)3. 3. Didactic content and supervised clinical experiences in the prevention of illness and the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health in patients across the lifespan and from diverse cultural, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds.
N 1.08(5) (5)Clinical learning experiences.
N 1.08(5)(a)(a) Patient experiences shall occur in a variety of clinical or simulated settings and shall include all of the following:
N 1.08(5)(a)1. 1. Integrating patient safety principles throughout the didactic and clinical coursework.
N 1.08(5)(a)2. 2. Implementing evidence-based practice to integrate best research with clinical expertise and patient values for optimal care, including skills to identify and apply best practices to nursing care.
N 1.08(5)(a)3. 3. Providing patient-centered culturally competent care that recognizes that the patient or designee is the source of control and full partner in providing coordinated care by doing the following:
N 1.08(5)(a)3.a. a. Respecting patient differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs.
N 1.08(5)(a)3.b. b. Involving patients or designees in decision-making and care management.
N 1.08(5)(a)3.c. c. Coordinating and managing patient care across settings.
N 1.08(5)(a)3.d. d. Explaining appropriate and accessible interventions to patients and populations that may positively affect their ability to achieve healthy lifestyles.
N 1.08(5)(a)4. 4. Collaborating with interprofessional teams to foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making in order to achieve quality patient care.
N 1.08(5)(a)5. 5. Participating in quality improvement processes to monitor patient care outcomes, identify possibility of hazards and errors and collaborate in the development and testing of changes that improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
N 1.08(5)(a)6. 6. Using information technology to communicate, mitigate errors, and support decision-making.
N 1.08(5)(b) (b) All cooperating agencies selected for clinical experiences shall have standards which demonstrate concern for the patient and evidence the skillful application of all measures of safe nursing practices.
N 1.08(5)(c) (c) All faculty teaching clinical or practicum courses shall be experienced in the clinical area of the course and maintain clinical expertise.
N 1.08(5)(d) (d) Faculty-supervised clinical practice shall include all of the following:
N 1.08(5)(d)1. 1. Development of skills in direct patient care.
N 1.08(5)(d)2. 2. Making clinical judgments.
N 1.08(5)(d)3. 3. Care and management of both individuals and groups of patients across the lifespan.
N 1.08(5)(d)4. 4. Delegation to and supervision of other health care providers.
N 1.08(5)(e) (e) Clinical experiences shall be supervised by qualified faculty.
N 1.08(5)(f) (f) All student clinical experiences, including those with preceptors, shall be directed by nursing faculty.
N 1.08(6) (6)Preceptors.
N 1.08(6)(a)(a) Preceptors shall be approved by the faculty of the school of nursing.
N 1.08(6)(b) (b) The school of nursing shall provide each preceptor with an orientation concerning the roles and responsibilities of the students, faculty and preceptors. The preceptor shall have clearly documented roles and responsibilities.
N 1.08(6)(c) (c) Clinical preceptors shall have an unencumbered license or privilege to practice in Wisconsin as a nurse at or above the licensure level for which the student is being prepared.
N 1.08(6)(d) (d) Preceptors shall demonstrate competencies related to the area of assigned clinical teaching responsibilities.
N 1.08(7) (7)Evaluation. The school of nursing shall implement a comprehensive, systematic plan for ongoing evaluation. Evidence of implementation shall reflect progress toward or achievement of program outcomes.
N 1.08 History History: CR 14-004: cr. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14; corrections in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., in (3) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., and in (4) (intro.), (c) (intro.), (5) (a) (intro.), (d) (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2014 No. 703.
N 1.09 N 1.09 NCLEX pass rates.
N 1.09(1)(1) Generally. The school of nursing NCLEX pass rate includes all programs or tracks in the school of nursing. The board shall consider both the registered nurse NCLEX and practical nurse NCLEX pass rates when evaluating a school of professional nursing that grants a certificate of completion for practical nursing.
N 1.09(2) (2)NCLEX pass rate standard. A school of nursing shall meet the NCLEX pass rate standard by one of the following:
N 1.09(2)(a) (a) The annual NCLEX pass rate of graduates taking the NCLEX for the first time is a minimum of 80%.
N 1.09(2)(b) (b) The annual NCLEX pass rate of all graduates taking the NCLEX, including those who repeated the test, is a minimum of 80%. The school shall submit an explanation or analysis documentation and the school's plan to meet the pass rate of those who take the NCLEX for the first time. The plan does not require board approval.
N 1.09(3) (3)NCLEX pass rate standard not met.
N 1.09(3)(a)(a) If the NCLEX pass rate standard is not met, the school of nursing shall receive a warning letter. The school shall identify factors that are potentially affecting the low NCLEX pass rate and submit an institutional plan for assessment and improvement of NCLEX results including outcomes and timeframes which shall be approved by the board no later than July 1. The plan shall address administration, faculty, students, curriculum, resources, and policies.
N 1.09(3)(b) (b) The school of nursing shall submit annual progress reports to the board including the outcomes of the institutional approved plan as long as the NCLEX pass rate standard is not met.
N 1.09 History History: CR 14-004: cr. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14; correction in (1) (title) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register July 2014 No. 703.
N 1.10 N 1.10 Continuation of board approval.
N 1.10(1) (1) Schools of nursing shall file with the board all of the following:
N 1.10(1)(a) (a) Annual self-evaluation reports.
N 1.10(1)(b) (b) All documents submitted to or received from nursing accreditation agencies.
N 1.10(1)(c) (c) Notification of withdrawal or change in school nursing accreditation status.
N 1.10(2) (2) Failure to maintain nursing accreditation shall result in withdrawal of board approval and the procedures in s. N 1.11 (2) will commence.
N 1.10(3) (3) The board may review the school of nursing to determine whether s. N 1.08 standards are being met in the following situations:
N 1.10(3)(a) (a) Change in school nursing accreditation status.
N 1.10(3)(b) (b) Nursing accreditation reports indicate standards are not being met.
N 1.10(3)(c) (c) Complaints regarding the conduct of the school are received and it is necessary to validate the complaints.
N 1.10(3)(d) (d) Failure to meet NCLEX pass rate standards in s. N 1.09 (1) for more than 2 consecutive years.
N 1.10(3)(e) (e) Violation of any of the rules under this chapter.
N 1.10(4) (4) The review of the school may include any of the following:
N 1.10(4)(a) (a) A site survey.
N 1.10(4)(b) (b) A self-study report.
N 1.10(4)(c) (c) A progress report.
N 1.10(5) (5) If the board makes a determination that s. N 1.08 standards are not being met, all of the following procedures shall be followed:
N 1.10(5)(a) (a) The school of nursing shall submit an institutional plan, including timelines, to correct identified deficiencies in the school of nursing.
N 1.10(5)(b) (b) The board shall review the proposed plan and may make modifications to the plan.
N 1.10(5)(c) (c) The school of nursing shall make progress reports to the board as requested.
N 1.10(5)(d) (d) The board may withdraw board approval if the school of nursing continues to not meet standards.
N 1.10 History History: CR 14-004: cr. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14; correction in (5) (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2014 No. 703.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.