NRS - Nursing Instructor Qualifications ARCHIVE
NRS Instructor Qualifications prior to October 2012:
The RN degree program adheres to the Oregon State Board of Nursing Division 21 Standards for Approval: Nursing Faculty 851-021-0045 which includes requirements, with exceptions, that each:
(A) hold at least a master’s degree in nursing or a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and a master’s in a related field with a post-master’s certificate in nursing from a program that is at least two semesters or three quarters in length, and
(B) have at least three years of nursing experience and hold a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon.
Nurse Educator Associate:
(A) hold at least a bachelor's degree in nursing with no less than two years of nursing experience and hold a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon.
Clinical Lab Teaching Assistant:
(A) Hold at least the educational level of preparation for which students are being taught; and
(B) Have at least two years of nursing experience.
Any exceptions to these rules shall be submitted in writing to the Oregon State Board of Nursing and shall include rationale for the request. The Board may grant exceptions for any of the following circumstances:
(a) The education and experience qualifications are deemed equivalent to the requirements; or
(b) The individual has a baccalaureate in nursing, a masters or doctorate in a related field, and relevant nursing experience. The background of the individual is related to the teaching assignment and is complementary to the faculty mix, or
(c) Substantial effort has been made to recruit a qualified faculty member, and the appointed individual is pursuing the needed qualifications; or
(d) Substantial effort has been made to recruit a qualified faculty member, and the individual without full qualification is appointed for one year. The exception may be extended for one year with documentation of either continued and unsuccessful recruitment for a qualified replacement, or a plan to establish eligibility under exception (c) above.
Additionally, national accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission recommends that full-time Associate Degree RN faculty are credentialed with a minimum of a master’s degree with a major in nursing and maintain expertise in their area of responsibility.
Revised October 2010
NRS Faculty Requirements:
- National League for Nursing Board recommendation that All full- and part-time faculty have a master’s degree with a major in nursing.
Revised Date: 01/1991
Certified Nursing Assistant
From the State of Oregon –
For a nursing assistant training program, the Program Director or Primary Instructor may:
- Involve as trainers for a specific portion of the nursing assistant training, other licensed nursing personnel or other licensed health care professionals who have at least one year of experience in their field.
- Use an approved Clinical Instructor who shall:
Hold a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon; and
Have the equivalent of one year full time experience as a register nurse.
- Use an approved Clinical Preceptor who shall:
Hold a current, unencumbered license to practice nursing in Oregon; and
Have the equivalent of at least one year of experience as a registered nurse.
Revised Date: N/A