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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 4RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER INURSING EDUCATION PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE
RULE §4.182Definitions

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) Commissioner--Commissioner of Higher Education.

  (3) Initial RN licensure program--A sequence of nursing courses and learning experiences that prepares students for initial licensure as registered nurses.

  (4) Nursing school--An educational entity of an institution of higher education or hospital that offers the courses and learning experiences of the initial licensure program.

  (5) Institution of Higher Education--A public or independent university, community college or health-related institution that offers an initial RN licensure program that is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

  (6) Hospital--A public or private hospital that offers an initial RN licensure program that is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

  (7) Graduation rate--A calculation by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that represents the percentage of first-time full-time students enrolled in an initial licensure program in a predefined academic cohort who are reported as graduates of the initial RN licensure program within:

    (A) 36 months of initial enrollment for two-year programs.

    (B) 18 months of initial enrollment for one year programs.

  (8) Best practices--Strategies, activities or approaches that have been shown through research and evaluation to be effective and/or efficient.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.182 adopted to be effective November 28, 2007, 32 TexReg 8485

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