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New Jersey Register
Volume 39, Issue 8
Issue Date: April 16, 2007
Law And Public Safety
Division Of Consumer Affairs

New Jersey Board of Nursing

Readoption with Amendments:  N.J.A.C. 13:37-1.1 and 1.3

Eligibility for Accreditation; Provisional Accreditation

Proposed: September 18, 2006 at 38 N.J.R 3740(a).
Adopted: January 16, 2007 by the Board of Nursing, Leo-Felix Jurado, President.
Filed: March 14, 2007 as R.2007 d.102, without change.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:11-24.
Effective Date: April 16, 2007.
Expiration Date: July 6, 2010.

Summary of Public Comment and Agency Response:
The official comment period ended November 17, 2006. The Board received no comments on the proposal.

Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal standards or requirements applicable to the education requirements of the adopted amendments.

Full text of the adoption follows:

13:37-1.1   Eligibility for accreditation

(a)-(b) (No change.)

(c) The following educational programs, when offered by an institution that meets the requirements of (b) above, shall be considered eligible for accreditation by the Board as nursing programs:

1.-2. (No change.)

3. Generic baccalaureate degree programs: For purposes of this subchapter, a baccalaureate degree program is a program conducted by an educational institution with a program in nursing, which leads to a baccalaureate degree in nursing and makes a student eligible for licensure as a registered professional nurse. The educational institution shall be licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education for the purpose of granting baccalaureate degrees;

4.-6. (No change.)

13:37-1.3   Provisional accreditation

(a)-(b) (No change.)

Recodify existing (d)-(f) as (c)-(e) (No change in text.)

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