4723-5-16 Board approval of a curriculum revision.

(A) Board approval shall be required prior to implementation of a curriculum revision that results from a change in a program's philosophy, conceptual framework, or organizing theme.

(B) The administrator of a program shall submit to the board a written plan for a proposed curriculum revision as set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule at least ten weeks preceding the scheduled board meeting at which the proposed revision is expected to be reviewed by the board. The plan for a curriculum revision based on a proposed change in a program's philosophy, conceptual framework, or organizing theme shall include at least the following:

(1) The rationale for the proposed curriculum revision;

(2) The revised philosophy, conceptual framework, or organizing theme, or program objectives or outcomes that result in a curriculum change;

(3) The proposed total curriculum plan;

(4) The course syllabus or outline for each nursing course that includes at least: the title of the course, the number of theory hours, the number of clinical and laboratory hours, the course description, the course objectives or outcomes, the teaching strategies, the methods of evaluation, and a topical course outline; and

(5) The plan for implementation of the proposed curriculum revision, including the impact of the curriculum revision on currently enrolled nursing students.

(C) If the plan for the proposed curriculum revision meets the requirements set forth in rule 4723-5-13 of the Administrative Code for a registered nursing education program, or rule 4723-5-14 of the Administrative Code for a practical nursing education program, and satisfactorily provides all information listed in paragraph (B) of this rule, the board shall approve the proposed curriculum revision. If the plan for the proposed curriculum revision does not meet the requirements set forth in rule 4723-5-13 of the Administrative Code for a registered nursing education program, or rule 4723-5-14 of the Administrative Code for a practical nursing education program, or does not satisfactorily provide the information listed in paragraph (B) of this rule, the board shall provide written notice to the administrator of the program regarding the requirement not met or the information not satisfactorily provided.

(D) Additions, deletions, or revisions to a curriculum other than those set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule shall be reported to the board in the annual report required by rule 4723-5-05 of the Administrative Code.

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, 02/01/2002, 02/01/2007, 02/01/2008