Educ. Code Section 61.9754
Priority for Funding
(1)provides for collaborative educational models between one or more participating hospitals and one or more participating nursing education programs that have signed a memorandum of understanding or other written agreement under which the participants agree to comply with standards established by the board, including any standards the board may establish that:
(A)provide for program management that offers a centralized decision-making process allowing for inclusion of each entity participating in the partnership;
(B)provide for access to clinical training positions for students in nursing education programs that are not participating in the partnership; and
(C)specify the details of any requirement relating to a student in a nursing education program participating in the partnership being employed after graduation in a hospital participating in the partnership, including any details relating to the employment of students who do not complete the program, are not offered a nursing position at the hospital, or choose to pursue other employment;
(2)includes a demonstrable education model to:
(A)increase the number of students enrolled in, the number of students graduating from, and the number of nursing faculty employed by each nursing education program participating in the partnership; and
(B)improve student retention in each nursing education program;
(3)indicates the availability of money to match all or a portion of the grant money, including matching money from a hospital, private or nonprofit entity, or institution of higher education;
(4)provides for completion of a class admitted under this project to be funded by all members of the partnership if the funded project ends before the class graduation date;
(5)can be replicated by other hospital-based nursing education partnerships or nursing education programs; and
(6)includes plans for sustainability of the partnership beyond the grant period.
Section 61.9754 — Priority for Funding,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.61.htm#61.9754 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).