November 20-21, 2003

REVISED ITEM

ITEM 119-1901-R0503                Approval of Proposal to offer an Associate of Science degree in Nursing leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (ASN-RN). Currently, The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology (UM-HCT) offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in practical nursing, leading to licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (AS-PN).  This proposal would require a change from the AAS-PN to a Certificate-PN; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology.

 

THAT:                                       The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology to offer an Associate of Science for registered nurses and a Certificate in Practical Nursing.

 

EXPLANATION:                        This proposal will allow the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology to meet the demand in Helena for Associate degree prepared registered nurses and continue to meet the need for Licensed Practical Nurses.