(1) A program must be administered by a full-time program director who shall possess the following qualifications:
(a) a current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Montana;
(b) a graduate degree in nursing from a nationally recognized accredited program;
(c) at least two years of experience in nursing practice;
(d) at least two years of experience in nursing education; and
(e) educational preparation or experience in curriculum development and administration.
(2) The program director is responsible for:
(a) ensuring that all faculty, CRRNs, CRLPNs, and preceptors meet the requisite qualifications and maintaining current records of those qualifications and performance evaluations;
(b) ensuring that clinical agency contracts are executed periodically, according to institutional or program policy;
(c) faculty assignments and evaluations;
(d) managing educational resources; and
(e) compliance with board rules.
(3) All program directors shall have appropriate rank, position and authority to carry out the duties set forth above.