This is just one of the issues that has affected those coming in from the Phillipines, but also from the UK and a couple of other countries....again, it's been there since 2003 or longer under the CA BON regs. It's Section 1426 (d) read below:
It was mentioned if the CA schools and most other states can do this, why didn't the overseas follow suit to meet the requirements? The overseas colleges excuse was a student can do it at a later time, as they are so impacted, it's impossible to assist those students to do this concurrently. Not the student's fault, not CA BON fault, it was the overseas colleges.
Since in the overseas situation, the overseas college MADE your cases as part of your course studies, but they choose to separate them, so they didn't have to do them concurrently, why not? Colleges claims they were too crowded, poor excuse or reasoning, the colleges should have done better.
1426. Required Curriculum
(a) The curriculum of a nursing program
shall be that set forth in this section, and shall be approved by the board. Any revised curriculum shall be approved by the board prior to its implementation.
(b) The curriculum shall reflect a unifying theme, which includes the nursing process as defined by the faculty, and shall be designed so that a student who completes the program will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to function in accordance with the registered nurse scope of practice as defined in code section 2725, and to meet minimum competency standards of a registered nurse.
(c) The curriculum shall consist of not less than fifty-eight (58) semester units, or eighty-seven (87) quarter units, which shall include at least the following number of units in the specified course areas:
(1) Art and science of nursing, thirty-six (36) semester units or fifty-four (54) quarter units, of which eighteen (18) semester or twenty-seven (27) quarter units will be in theory and eighteen (18) semester or twenty-seven (27) quarter units will be in clinical practice.
(2) Communication skills, six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter units. Communication skills shall include principles of oral, written, and group communication.
(3) Related natural sciences (anatomy, physiology, and microbiology courses with labs), behavioral and social sciences, sixteen (16) semester or twenty-four (24) quarter units.
(d) Theory and clinical practice shall be concurrent in the following nursing areas: geriatrics, medical-surgical, mental health/psychiatric nursing, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Instructional outcomes will focus on delivering safe, therapeutic, effective, patient-centered care; practicing evidence-based practice; working as part of interdisciplinary teams; focusing on quality improvement; and using information technology. Instructional content shall include, but is not limited to, the following: critical thinking, personal hygiene, patient protection and safety, pain management, human sexuality, client abuse, cultural diversity, nutrition (including therapeutic aspects), pharmacology, patient advocacy, legal, social and ethical aspects of nursing, and nursing leadership and management.