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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 9PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC TWO-YEAR COLLEGES
SUBCHAPTER NBACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
RULE §9.676Special Requirements for Nursing Degree Programs

Before a public junior college may offer a baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the institution must:

  (1) provide evidence to the coordinating board and the Texas Board of Nursing that the public junior college has secured adequate long-term clinical space and documentation from each clinical site provider indicating that the clinical site has not refused a similar request from a general academic teaching institution or medical and dental unit; and

  (2) establish that the corresponding associate degree nursing program offered by the public junior college has been successful as indicated by job placement rates and licensing exam scores for the previous three years; and

  (3) be a bachelor of science degree program that meets the standards and criteria the Texas Board of Nursing uses to approve pre-licensure degree programs at general academic teaching institutions and medical and dental units regardless of whether the program is a pre-licensure or post-licensure program; and

  (4) be accredited or seeking accreditation by a national nursing accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education; and

  (5) A public junior college offering a baccalaureate degree program in the field of nursing under this subchapter must demonstrate to the coordinating board that it will maintain or exceed the 2016-2017 academic year enrollment level of the institution's associate degree nursing program each academic year until the 2021-2022 academic year; and

  (6) the institution must receive program approval from the Texas Board of Nursing.


Source Note: The provisions of this §9.676 adopted to be effective February 28, 2018, 43 TexReg 1078

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