The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing, has issued a Notice of Public Hearing for the Board of Nursing’s proposed rule revisions. The hearing is open to the public and is held to receive public comments. The hearing will take place on Friday, September 29 from 9am-11am at the G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium located at 525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan.
Comments regarding the proposed revisions can be submitted via email prior to September 29 to: BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
The proposed changes include revising current provisions for when a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse applicant can sit for the NCLEX examination and whether the applicant must sit for a review course; requiring applicants with lapsed licenses to establish good moral character and submit fingerprints; requiring graduates of non-accredited programs to have their education certified by the CGFNS prior to sitting for the NCLEX examination; adding definitions for the nursing education section of the rule set; updating self-study content requirements; permitting more than one cohort in a 12 month period; clarifying reporting schedules to adjust submission dates for nursing education reports and self-studies; clarifying the definition of a minor program change; requiring approved nursing programs to be accredited by a board-approved nursing program accrediting agency; deleting durational program requirements for a practical nursing program; clarifying that didactic instruction includes theory instruction; requiring that faculty exception requests be submitted prior to course instruction; setting the maximum ratio of students to faculty members in clinical settings; requiring nursing education program’s philosophy and conceptual framework to be the basis for the organization of the curriculum; requiring programs to maintain documentation of preceptor education and setting a maximum ratio of students to preceptor in clinical settings; updating adopted standards; permitting evaluation of programs for failure to submit timely reports or self-studies; adding the specialty certification for the clinical nurse specialist; requiring licensees to maintain evidence of compliance with certification requirements of credentialing organizations and continuing education requirements; adding continuing education activities for the clinical nurse specialist; requiring the board to annually determine categories and areas of need for nursing scholarship awards; and outlining procedures for distribution of nurse scholarship funds.
To view the MBON proposed revised rules, please visit: http://w3.lara.state.mi.us/orr/Files/ORR/1712_2017-037LR_orr-draft.pdf