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§ 90‑171.38.  Standardsfor nursing programs.

(a)        A nursing programmay be operated under the authority of a general hospital, or an approved post‑secondaryeducational institution. The Board shall establish, revise, or repeal standardsfor nursing programs. These standards shall specify program requirements,curricula, faculty, students, facilities, resources, administration, anddescribe the approval process. Any institution desiring to establish a nursingprogram shall apply to the Board and submit satisfactory evidence that it willmeet the standards established by the Board. Those standards shall be designedto ensure that graduates of those programs have the education necessary tosafely and competently practice nursing.

(b)        Any individual,organization, association, corporation, or institution may establish a programfor the purpose of training or educating any registered nurse licensed underG.S. 90‑171.30, 90‑171.32, or 90‑171.33 in the skills,procedures, and techniques necessary to conduct examinations for the purpose ofcollecting evidence from the victims of first‑degree rape as defined inG.S. 14‑27.2, second‑degree rape as defined in G.S. 14‑27.3,statutory rape as defined in G.S. 14‑27.7A, first‑degree sexualoffense as defined in G.S. 14‑27.4, second‑degree sexual offense asdefined in G.S. 14‑27.5 or attempted first‑degree or second‑degreerape or attempted first‑degree or second‑degree sexual offense. TheBoard, pursuant to G.S. 90‑171.23(b)(14), shall establish, revise, orrepeal standards for any such program. Any individual, organization,association, corporation, or institution which desires to establish a programunder this subsection shall apply to the Board and submit satisfactory evidencethat it will meet the standards prescribed by the Board.  (1981, c. 360, s. 1; 1987,c. 827, s. 1; 1991, c. 643, s. 5; 1997‑375, s. 1; 2003‑146, s. 4;2009‑133, s. 5.)