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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 11TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING
CHAPTER 214VOCATIONAL NURSING EDUCATION
RULE §214.5Philosophy/Mission and Objectives/Outcomes

(a) The philosophy/mission and objectives/outcomes of the vocational nursing education program shall be consistent with the philosophy/mission of the governing entity. They shall reflect the diversity of the community served and shall be consistent with professional, educational, and ethical standards of nursing.

(b) Program objectives/outcomes derived from the philosophy/mission shall reflect the Differentiated Essential Competencies of Graduates of Texas Nursing Programs Evidenced by Knowledge, Clinical Judgment, and Behaviors: Vocational (VN), Diploma/Associate Degree (Diploma/ADN), Baccalaureate Degree (BSN), October 2010 (DECs).

(c) Clinical objectives/outcomes shall be stated in behavioral terms and shall serve as a mechanism for evaluating student progression.

(d) The conceptual framework shall provide the organization of major concepts from the philosophy/mission of the program that provides the underlying structure or theme of the curriculum and facilitates the achievement of program objectives/outcomes.

(e) The director/coordinator and the faculty shall periodically review the philosophy/mission and objectives/outcomes and shall make appropriate revisions to maintain currency.


Source Note: The provisions of this §214.5 adopted to be effective February 13, 2005, 30 TexReg 545; amended to be effective October 19, 2008, 33 TexReg 8501; amended to be effective December 27, 2010, 35 TexReg 11662; amended to be effective October 21, 2012, 37 TexReg 8294

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