(1) There must be safe and accessible physical facilities and resources for students and faculty.

(2) Physical facilities must be appropriate to meet the educational and clinical needs of the program. Classrooms, laboratories, offices, and conference rooms must be of adequate size, number, and type according to the number of students and purposes for which these areas are to be used.

(3) The program must ensure:

(a) adequate supplies and equipment necessary to achieve program outcomes; and

(b) adequate and convenient access by students and faculty to library and information resources necessary to achieve program outcomes.

(4) All clinical agencies with which the program maintains cooperative agreements for use as clinical learning experiences must have licensure, approval, or accreditation appropriate to each agency.

(a) Cooperative agreements between nursing programs and clinical agencies must be current, in writing, signed by the responsible officers of each, and must set forth the following:

(i) faculty responsibilities for teaching and clinical supervision of students, including responsibilities for planning and supervising learning experiences;

(ii) a reasonable time frame for contract termination to ensure completion of the current semester or quarter of student clinical experiences;

(iii) agency's roles and responsibilities for student oversight and communication with faculty; and

(iv) health requirements of students and faculty.


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, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2035, Eff. 8/25/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2651, Eff. 11/13/10; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 644, Eff. 5/29/15; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 1055, Eff. 7/27/19.