(1) An executive director shall provide administrative services to the board to ensure:
(a) that policies and board processes are consistent with state and federal laws and regulations;
(b) that nursing education curricula and programs are consistent with Montana nursing statutes and rules and national education standards through oversight of periodic and ongoing approval processes;
(c) that licensure and related processes are efficient and effective; and
(d) that necessary resources and support are provided to nursing board members and staff to enable those individuals or groups to perform their functions effectively.
(2) The executive director must be:
(a) a citizen of the United States;
(b) a graduate of an approved school of nursing;
(c) a holder of at least a master's degree with postgraduate courses in nursing;
(d) a registered professional nurse with at least three years experience in teaching or administration in an approved school of nursing, and three years clinical nursing practice.
(e) licensed as a registered professional nurse in Montana.