For purposes of the Nursing Student Loan Act:
(1) Approved nursing program means a program offered by a public or private institution in this state (a) which consists of courses of instruction in regularly scheduled classes leading to a master of science degree, a bachelor of science degree, an associate degree, or a diploma in nursing or (b) for the preparation for licensure as a licensed practical nurse available to regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate students;
(2) Department means the Department of Health and Human Services;
(3) Nontraditional student means a student who has not attended classes as a regular full-time student for at least three years; and
(4) Practice of nursing has the definition found in section 38-2210.