The Program Director, RN Requirements
- Must have a valid RN license.
- 2 years of verified experience in Planning, Implementing, and
Evaluating Educational Programs in Nursing.
- Or Proof of 24-hour California Board of Registered Nurses
approved course certificate of completion for Planning,
Implementing, and Evaluating Educational Programs in Nursing
- Or Transcript from an accredited educational institute of a
course(s) in Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Educational
Programs in Nursing.
- Must be a Department-approved NATP Instructor or facility DON
in a facility-based program who meets the requirements found in
42 CFR 483.152(a)(5). The facility DON is prohibited from
performing the actual training [theory and clinical].
- The Program Director RN is responsible for the general
supervision of the NATP in a non-SNF owned NATP. The general
supervision should include, but is not limited to oversight of
instructors, curriculum, verification of student training, and signing
of CDPH 283B after the student successfully completes the NATP
(attesting that all state and federal training requirements are met).
- In order to be approved as the Program Director for the NATP, the
RN must be approved as an Instructor for the NATP. See
DSD/Instructor requirements above.
- Additionally, the NATP must submit the CDPH 276 form which designates the Program Director. The CDPH 276S or CDPH 276F must be submitted in order to designate an approved Instructor as the RN Program Director for the NATP.