A nursing program option is a program of study designed for a subset of students within a nursing program (degree/credential type).
For example, in an associate degree program, a curriculum made specifically for LPNs would be considered a nursing program option.
See Curriculum: Changes in Nursing Content for information on how to determine if a change to a nursing course is considered substantive.
Templates for Reporting:
New Program Option (50% or greater) (.docx)
Determining if a Substantive Change Report is Required
Adding a nursing program option within a nursing program by adding, deleting, and/or substituting existing nursing courses to form the new nursing program option require reporting.
- Changes of 50% or more of the nursing courses through the addition, deletion, and/or substitution of nursing credits/clock hours to form a new program option follow Procedure 1 for review and require Board of Commissioner approval.
- Changes of 1-49% of the nursing courses through the addition, deletion, and/or substitution of nursing credits/clock hours to form the new program do NOT require reporting.