Coarsegold, CA asked in Education Law for California

Q: Does the California Board of Nurses curriculum requirements supersede the 10+1 laws?

10+1 or titl5 states that you cannot make a student retake a class they have passed. In this situation there are 2 different classes that run concurrently. If one is failed and the other passed. Are students required to retake both (california). Where is the law on this?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In California, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) sets specific curriculum requirements for nursing programs to ensure that students are adequately prepared for the nursing profession. These requirements are designed to comply with state laws and regulations to maintain high standards of nursing education and practice. The BRN's curriculum requirements might include specific courses that students must pass to progress in their nursing program and to qualify for the nursing licensure examination.

The 10+1 rule, as you referred to, which is part of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, generally relates to community college courses and the policy against requiring students to retake courses for which they have already received a passing grade. However, this rule must be balanced with professional licensing requirements, such as those imposed by the BRN for nursing programs. If a nursing program requires that certain courses be passed concurrently due to the integrated nature of the material or for clinical preparedness, this requirement could potentially supersede the 10+1 rule to meet the professional standards set by the BRN.

It's important to consult with the specific nursing program's policies and the California Board of Registered Nursing's regulations to understand how these rules apply to your situation. If there's a conflict between the 10+1 rule and the BRN's curriculum requirements, it may be necessary to discuss the matter with the educational institution or seek clarification from the BRN. This ensures that students meet all necessary qualifications for graduation and licensure while adhering to both educational and professional standards.

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