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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 11TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING
CHAPTER 227PILOT PROGRAMS FOR INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS TO VOCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL NURSING EDUCATION
RULE §227.3General Selection Criteria

(a) Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  (1) Quality of the pilot program;

  (2) Description of the pilot program, including the rationale for the pilot program and the financial support for the program;

  (3) Methodological design of the pilot program;

  (4) Pilot program outcomes, including how the success of the program will improve nursing education and enhance nursing practice and how it will be measured;

  (5) Pilot program innovation;

  (6) Timeline for pilot program;

  (7) Controls to maintain quality education and ensure delivery of safe and competent nursing care:

    (A) Methods shall be incorporated into the pilot program to ensure that students in the pilot program receive an equivalent, quality education as students in standard program(s) (comparative group);

    (B) Ongoing evaluation shall be implemented to determine the students' progress in the pilot program; and

    (C) If evidence indicates that students in pilot program are not meeting objectives, a plan for corrective measures to re-mediate must be in place; and

  (8) Other relevant factors, including financial ability to implement the pilot program; state and regional needs and priorities; applicant's ability to continue the pilot program on a long-term basis; and the past performance of the applicant, if applicable.

(b) Pilot programs must have a defined length, not to exceed two years. The length of an approved pilot program may be extended upon applicant request and approval by the Board.


Source Note: The provisions of this §227.3 adopted to be effective April 22, 2014, 39 TexReg 3230

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