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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 22GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER PEXEMPTION PROGRAM FOR CLINICAL PRECEPTORS AND THEIR CHILDREN
RULE §22.303Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Board--the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (2) Child--a child 25 years of age or younger, including an adopted child.

  (3) Clinical preceptor or preceptor--a registered nurse or other license health professional who meets the requirements below, not paid as a faculty member by the governing board of an institution of higher education, but who directly supervises a nursing student's clinical learning experience in a manner prescribed by a signed written agreement between the educational institution, preceptor and affiliating agency. A clinical preceptor has the following qualifications:

    (A) competence in designated areas of practice,

    (B) a philosophy of health care congruent with that of the nursing program,

    (C) current licensure or privilege as a registered nurse in the State of Texas, and

    (D) if not a registered nurse, holds a current license in Texas as a health care professional with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in that field.

  (4) Commissioner--the Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

  (5) Institution of Higher Education or Institution--any public technical institute, public junior college, public senior college or university, medical or dental unit or other agency of higher education as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003(8).

  (6) Program--the Exemption Program for Clinical Preceptors and Their Children.

  (7) Resident of Texas--a resident of the State of Texas as determined in accordance with Chapter 21, Subchapter B of this title (relating to Determination of Resident Status). Nonresident students who are eligible to pay resident tuition rates are not residents of Texas.

  (8) Tuition--includes statutory tuition, designated tuition and Board-authorized tuition.

  (9) Undergraduate professional nursing program--a public educational program for preparing students for initial licensure as registered nurses.


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.303 adopted to be effective November 28, 2005, 30 TexReg 7872; amended to be effective August 25, 2008, 33 TexReg 6818; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1336

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