EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY
OF THE STATE OF
Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee
Regents Permission to Operate in
February 27, 2007
Issue for Decision (Consent
Regents approve the proposed permission to operate in
Required by State statute
This question will come before the Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee at its March 2007 meeting where it will be voted on and action taken. It will then come before the full Board at its March 2007 meeting for final action.
permission to operate in
recommended that the Regents approve the proposed permission to operate
effective March 20, 2007, authorizing
This approval will be effective until June 30, 2012.
Information in Support of
Established in 1857,
The curriculum requires completion of 120 credits of coursework (62 credits in nursing and 58 credits in general education courses). The introduction to nursing begins in the sophomore year. The major emphasis on clinical nursing courses is in the upper division. To be admitted, an applicant must have a high school diploma with four credits in English, three in social studies, two in mathematics (one credit must be in algebra) and two credits in laboratory sciences.
Mansfield University plans on using three agencies in New York: Tioga County Health Department in Oswego, NY; Chemung County Health Department in Elmira, NY; and Tioga Skilled Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. Four to five students will be place in the Tioga County Health Department, four to five students will be placed in the Chemung County Health Department and approximately 45 students will be placed in the Tioga Skilled Nursing Facility.
There are five faculty providing instruction for the three clinical sites. Three of the faculty hold masterís degrees in nursing and earned doctorates and the remaining faculty have masterís degrees in nursing. Preceptors will not be used.
Because of statutes like
Staff have determined that there would be no reduction in access to
clinical experiences at cooperating facilities if authorization is granted. Because of the limited nature of the
Universityís authorization to operate in
The Office of the Professions has determined that