Nursing Education Regulatory Quality Indicators
For graduates of nursing programs to be made eligible to take the NCLEX, the boards of nursing (BONs) approve nursing schools, making certain they meet minimal standards. The BONs are seeking evidence-based metrics, other than first-time NCLEX pass rates, to use when approving nursing programs. Therefore, NCSBN conducted two national studies to learn about warning signs when programs begin to fall below standards — so that early action can be taken — and regulatory quality indicators for BONs to use when approving programs. The results of a national Delphi study and a longitudinal, 5-year, annual report study will be presented, along with evidence-based recommendations for BONs to use when approving nursing programs.
Following this session, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the role of the Boards of Nursing in program approval
- Discuss the evidence supporting regulatory quality indicators for nursing programs
- Describe the evidence-based nursing education program approval model that is being recommended for boards of nursing.