Source: Illinois Administrative Code, Title 68, Chapter VII, Subchapter B, Part 1300
- If portions of the required clinical or theoretical curriculum are offered at different geographical sites or by distance learning, the curriculum must be planned, supervised, administered and evaluated in concert with appropriate faculty committees, department chairmen and administrative officers of the parent school.
- Out-of-state programs wishing to offer clinical experiences in Illinois must maintain the standards for approved nursing education programs set forth in the Illinois Administrative Code.
- Programs seeking approval for clinical placement in Illinois must submit the following:
- evidence of approval/accreditation in the home state
- a letter of request indicating the time frame, clinical agency and clinical units to be utilized
- a course syllabus, specifying related objectives
- a copy of the agreement with the clinical facility
- faculty qualification and/or preceptor forms for the individuals providing instruction in Illinois
- The institution and its administrator shall be responsible for ensuring that the individual faculty members are academically and professionally qualified.
- For PN programs, faculty must hold a current RN license in Illinois, at least a BSN in nursing, and at least 2 years' clinical experience.
- For RN programs, faculty must hold a current RN license in Illinois, at least a masters degree in nursing, and at least two year's clinical experience.
- Clinical experience must be under direct supervision of qualified faculty, or a preceptor under direction of nurse faculty.
- The faculty-student ration for directly supervised clinical experienced shall not exceed 1:10; when a preceptor is used, 1:12.
View Illinois' Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules.