4723-5-10 Qualifications of administrators, faculty, teaching assistants and preceptors for a registered nursing education program.

(A) The minimum qualifications and academic preparation for administrator, faculty, teaching assistant and preceptor appointments for a registered nursing education program are as follows:

(1) For administrator of a program:

(a) Completion of an approved registered nursing education program in a jurisdiction as defined in paragraph (P) of rule 4723-5-01 of the Administrative Code;

(b) Experience for at least five years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse, two of which have been as a faculty member in a registered nursing education program;

(c) A master's degree with a major in nursing;

(d) Current, valid licensure as a registered nurse in Ohio; and

(e) If the program is a baccalaureate or graduate program, an earned doctoral degree;

(2) For an associate administrator of a program:

(a) Completion of an approved registered nursing education program in a jurisdiction as defined in paragraph (P) of rule 4723-5-01 of the Administrative Code;

(b) Experience for at least five years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse, two of which have been as a faculty member in a registered nursing education program;

(c) A master's degree with a major in nursing; and

(d) Current, valid licensure as a registered nurse in Ohio;

(3) For faculty teaching a nursing course:

(a) Completion of an approved registered nursing education program in a jurisdiction as defined in paragraph (P) of rule 4723-5-01 of the Administrative Code;

(b) Experience for at least two years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse;

(c) A master's degree;

(i) If the individual does not possess a bachelor of science in nursing degree, the master's or other academic degree, including, but not limited to a Ph.D., shall be in nursing;

(ii) If the individual possesses a bachelor of science in nursing degree, the master's degree may be, but is not required to be, in nursing; and

(d) Current, valid licensure as a registered nurse in Ohio;

(4) For a teaching assistant as defined in paragraph (II) of rule 4723-5-01 of the Administrative Code:

(a) Completion of an approved registered nursing education program in a jurisdiction as defined in paragraph (P) of rule 4723-5-01 of the Administrative Code;

(b) Experience for at least two years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse;

(c) A baccalaureate degree in nursing or enrollment in a graduate level course in a program for registered nurses to obtain a master's or doctoral degree with a major in nursing; and

(d) Current, valid licensure as a registered nurse in Ohio;

(5) For a preceptor as defined in paragraph (X) of rule 4723-5-01 of the Administrative Code:

(a) Completion of an approved registered nursing education program in a jurisdiction as defined in paragraph (P) of rule 4723-5-01 of the Administrative Code;

(b) Experience for at least two years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse with demonstrated competence in the area of clinical practice in which the preceptor provides supervision to a nursing student;

(c) A baccalaureate degree in nursing is preferred; and

(d) Current, valid licensure as a registered nurse in the jurisdiction or foreign country where the supervision of a nursing student's clinical experience occurs.

(B) The requirements of this rule do not prohibit an individual appointed to a position prior to February 1, 2008 from continuing to serve in the position if the individual met the rule requirements for the position at the time of appointment.

(C) An individual who is a foreign educated nurse graduate, as defined in paragraph (D) of rule 4723-7-01 of the Administrative Code, shall be deemed to have met the academic preparation for an administrator, faculty, teaching assistant or preceptor for a registered nursing education program specified in paragraphs (A)(1)(a), (A)(2)(a), (A)(3)(a), (A)(4)(a), and (A)(5)(a) of this rule, if the individual has practiced nursing as a registered nurse in the state of Ohio, or in another jurisdiction of the national council of state boards of nursing, for at least two years.

Effective: 02/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/13/2011 and 10/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.06
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/1996, 04/01/1997, 02/01/2003, 02/01/2007, 02/01/2008, 02/01/2009, 02/01/2010