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24.159.650    PROGRAM DIRECTOR

(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.


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, 2001 MAR p. 167, Eff. 1/26/01; 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, 2021 MAR p. 991, Eff. 8/7/21.

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