Journal of Nursing Education

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Guest Editorial 

Exit Exams from a Regulatory Perspective

Nancy Spector, DNSc, RN; Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN

  • Journal of Nursing Education. 2006;45(8)
  • Posted August 1, 2006

Abstract

EXCERPT

A significant role for most state boards of nursing, whose mission is to protect the public, is the approval of nursing education programs in their state. As part of this process, many of the state boards review their schools’ annual pass rates of first-time NCLEX-RN® candidates and compare these percentages to state regulations. Schools whose pass rates fall below the state standard risk losing the approval of their state board of nursing.

AUTHORS

Nancy Spector, DNSc, RN, is Director of Education and Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, is Associate Executive Director, Regulatory Programs, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

EXCERPT

A significant role for most state boards of nursing, whose mission is to protect the public, is the approval of nursing education programs in their state. As part of this process, many of the state boards review their schools’ annual pass rates of first-time NCLEX-RN® candidates and compare these percentages to state regulations. Schools whose pass rates fall below the state standard risk losing the approval of their state board of nursing.

AUTHORS

Nancy Spector, DNSc, RN, is Director of Education and Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, is Associate Executive Director, Regulatory Programs, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois.

EXCERPT

A significant role for most state boards of nursing, whose mission is to protect the public, is the approval of nursing education programs in their state. As part of this process, many of the state boards review their schools’ annual pass rates of first-time NCLEX-RN® candidates and compare these percentages to state regulations. Schools whose pass rates fall below the state standard risk losing the approval of their state board of nursing.

AUTHORS

Nancy Spector, DNSc, RN, is Director of Education and Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, is Associate Executive Director, Regulatory Programs, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois.

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