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49 Pa. Code § 21.87. Associate degree general educational criteria.

§ 21.87. Associate degree general educational criteria.

 (a)  The educational policies of the educational unit in nursing shall be consistent with those of the controlling institution.

 (b)  The curriculum shall reflect the philosophy and purposes of the educational unit in nursing and shall implement the objectives of the program.

 (c)  There shall be an education rationale for the selection and distribution of courses and for the selection of theoretical and clinical laboratory content in nursing courses.

 (d)  The rationale for the allocation of credit for nursing courses shall be consistent with the practice of the institution.

 (e)  The courses shall be planned on the academic term basis common to the institution.

 (f)  The learning experiences and methods of instruction shall provide opportunity for fulfilling the purposes of the educational unit in nursing and the objectives of the program.

 (g)  The nursing curriculum shall demonstrate the accepted pattern of development for associate degree education and be consistent with college policy.

 (h)  Courses in general education shall be shared with students in other programs of the controlling institution.

 (i)  Nursing courses shall be organized to use and reinforce relevant learnings from preceding and concurrent courses.

 (j)  Preparation insuring associate degree nursing competencies shall be provided through selected and supervised learning experiences.

 (k)  The ratio of credits in nursing to general education and elective credits shall be consistent with other associate degree programs in the college.

 (l)  The ratio of students to faculty shall assure optional learning opportunities in clinical laboratory sessions and shall be consistent with the objectives of the clinical nursing courses.

 (m)  The curriculum for associate degree nursing programs shall give evidence of providing learning experiences which will prepare graduates for associate degree nursing practice as defined and delineated by the nursing profession.

 (n)  Course syllabi that identify all aspects of each course shall be developed and readily available.


   The provisions of this §  21.87 amended October 22, 1976, effective October 23, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 2677; amended September 16, 1983, effective September 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (30258) to (30259).

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