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(1) All nursing faculty for practical nursing programs, including part-time, shall hold at least one of the following degrees from a nationally accredited program:

(a) a baccalaureate degree in nursing, supplemented with coursework in curriculum development, principles and methods of teaching, and measurement and evaluation;

(b) a master's degree in nursing; or

(c) a doctorate degree in nursing or a related field.

(2) Faculty members shall:

(a) have at least two years experience in nursing practice; and

(b) hold a current unencumbered license to practice professional nursing in the state of Montana.

(3) When providing direct patient care, no more than ten students may be supervised at a time by a faculty member. The number of students must be determined by the educational and clinical resources and faculty sufficient to meet the goals of the program and the requirements of the board, including ARM 24.159.666, pertaining to the use of CRRNs.

(4) A maximum of ten percent or two faculty members, whichever is greater, based on full-time equivalents, may qualify under an exception at any point in time at a given school.

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, 2011 MAR p. 2144, Eff. 10/14/11.

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