Utah Requirements as a Host State

A nursing education program provider located in another state that desires to place nursing students in Utah agencies or institutions for clinical or practical experiences shall, prior to placing a student, demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Division and Board that the program:

(1) Is approved by the home state Board of Nursing;

(2) Is accredited by an accrediting body for nursing education that is approved by the United States Department of Education;

(3) Has faculty who:

(a) Are employed by the nursing education program;

(b) Meet the requirements to be a faculty member as established by the accrediting body and the home state's Board of Nursing;

(c) Are licensed in good standing in Utah or a Compact state if supervising face-to-face clinical or practical experiences; and

(d) Are affiliated with an institution of higher education; and

(4) Has a plan for selection and supervision of:

(a) Faculty or preceptor; and

(b) The clinical activity, including:

(i) The selection of an appropriate clinical location, and

(ii) Ensuring that each preceptor is licensed in good standing in Utah or a Compact state;

(5) Maintains its accreditation with an accrediting body for nursing education that is approved by the United States Department of Education; and

(a) Reports any changes in its accreditation status to the Utah Board of Nursing in a timely manner;

(6) Submits an annual report to the Utah Board of Nursing by August 1 of each year; and

(a) Includes in the annual report:

(i) An overview of the number of students placed in Utah facilities;

(ii) An attestation that all face-to-face clinical faculty and preceptors used by the program are licensed in good standing in Utah or a Compact state; and

(iii) A verification that it is currently accredited, in good standing, with its accrediting body.

Licensure: Clinical faculty and preceptors must be licensed in Utah or a Compact state. Didactic faculty must meet licensure requirements in the home state.

Source: Utah Administrative Rules, Title R156, Section 31b-609