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Information and guidelines for nursing education compliance reports and surveys
Approval of a nursing education program is a public action, determined by the Board, which signifies regulatory compliance. One of the components the Board utilizes to determine a Program’s compliance with regulations at 244 CMR 6.04 is the Annual Report.
When submitting your program’s Annual Report to the Board, regulation 244 CMR 6.07(3) requires the program administrator of a Board-approved nursing education program to notify the Board of all program changes. Examples may include:
See 244 CMR 6.07(1) (b)i[i] and (1) (c) for changes excluded from this regulation.
Approval of a nursing education program is a public action, determined by the Board, which signifies regulatory compliance. Such compliance is based on your program’s Annual Report to the Board, and through an on-site visit scheduled at intervals prescribed by regulation.
The Board’s regulations at 244 CMR 6.00: Approval of Nursing Education Programs address the following operational areas: Program mission and governance, faculty qualifications, students, curriculum, and resources.
Email the required attachments directly to your assigned nursing education coordinator. To find yours, refer to our chart: Find your designated nursing education coordinator - DOC.
The Board may approve a waiver of 244 CMR 6.06(1)(a) for programs that maintain full accreditation status by a Board-recognized accrediting agency in nursing. The Board will only consider 244 CMR 6.06(1)(a) waiver applications that are submitted in accordance with Board regulation 244 CMR 6.06(2)(a).
Grounds for Board review of a program s approval status and site visit shall include, but may not be limited to, the following: 244 CMR 6.08(1)(h) ongoing annual NCLEX pass rate less than 80% for first-time writers.
Programs with an annual NCLEX pass rate less than 80% for first-time writers for any second year within a three year period will conduct an expanded self-evaluation for compliance with all Board regulations at 244 CMR 6.04(1)-(5).