VOLUME 43, ISSUE
ISSUE DATE: FEBRUARY 7, 2011
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
NEW JERSEY BOARD OF NURSING
Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:37-1.8 and 5.3
Maintaining Accreditation: Curriculum Organization and Content; Continuing Education
Proposed: June 21, 2010 at 42 N.J.R. 1132(a).
Adopted: November 5, 2010 by the Board of Nursing, Patricia Ann Murphy, Ph.D, APN, President.
Filed: January 3, 2011 as R.2011 d.038, with technical changes not requiring additional public notice and comment (see N.J.A.C. 1:30-6.3).
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:11-24 and P.L. 2008, c. 48.
Effective Date: February 7, 2011.
Expiration Date: December 15, 2015.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the adopted amendments.
Full text of the adoption follows (additions to proposal indicated in boldface with asterisks *thus*; deletions from proposal indicated in brackets with asterisks *[thus]*):
(Agency Note: The text of N.J.A.C. 13:37-5.3 below reflects the deletion of N.J.A.C. 13:37-5.3(j), adopted effective January 18, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 193(a).)
13:37-1.8 Maintaining accreditation: curriculum organization and content
(a)-(e) (No change.)
(f) The nursing curriculum of all professional nursing education programs shall include:
1. (No change.)
2. Nursing courses and clinical experiences in a variety of settings that include:
i.-ix. (No change.)
x. Pain management and end of life issues;
xi. Socialization to the role of the professional nurse; and
xii. Organ and tissue donation and recovery designed to address clinical aspects of the donation and recovery process.
(g)-(h) (No change.)
(i) From *[(the effective date of the proposed amendment)]* *February 7, 2011* until *[(three years from the effective date of the proposed amendment)]* *February 7, 2014*, every professional nursing education program shall offer a continuing education course open to licensed registered professional nurses that covers the information required by (f)2xii above.
13:37-5.3 Continuing eduation
(a)-(i) (No change.)
*[(k)]* *(j)* By *[(three years from the effective date of the proposed amendment)]* *February 7, 2014*, every registered professional nurse shall have completed a *[one hour]* *one-hour* continuing education course that covers organ and tissue donation and recovery designed to address clinical aspects of the donation and recovery process.
*[(l)]* *(k)* A registered professional nurse who completed a course that included a section on organ and tissue donation and recovery during his or her initial nursing education need not complete the continuing education course required by *[(k)]* *(j)* above.