21 NCAC 36 .0233             OUT OF STATE STUDENTS

(a)  Unlicensed nursing students enrolled in out-of-state nursing education programs seeking clinical experiences in North Carolina agencies shall be allowed access to these facilities following approval by the Board. At least 30 days prior to the start of the clinical experience, the chief nursing administrator or RN designee of a North Carolina agency shall submit the request for unlicensed nursing students enrolled in out-of-state nursing education programs to access the facility. The request shall include the following:

(1)           a letter of request for approval to provide the clinical offering, including proposed starting and completion dates;

(2)           documentation that the program is currently approved by the Board of Nursing in the state in which the parent institution is located;

(3)           the name, qualifications, curriculum vitae, and evidence of an active, unencumbered registered nurse licensure of the faculty responsible for coordinating the student's experience;

(4)           the name, qualifications, resume, and evidence of active unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina for the preceptor or on-site faculty; and

(5)           evidence of licensure from the UNC Board of Governors consistent with G.S. 116-15.

(b)  The chief nursing administrator of the clinical agency shall distribute copies of the following documents to all students and faculty involved in the clinical experiences:

(1)           North Carolina Nursing Practice Act;

(2)           North Carolina administrative rules and related interpretations provided by the Board regarding the role of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and unlicensed nursing personnel; and

(3)           North Carolina Board of Nursing developed Suggestions for Utilization of Preceptors.

(c)  Failure to remain in compliance with the requirements of Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall result in the immediate withdrawal of the Board's approval for use of the facility by unlicensed nursing students enrolled in out-of-state nursing education programs, consistent with G.S. 90-171.43(2).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-171.23(b) 90-171.43; 90-171.83;

Eff. April 1, 2008;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2019;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2024.