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Guide Nursing Education programs: Compliance guidelines and reports

Information and guidelines for nursing education compliance reports and surveys

Program Report: Board Nursing Program Annual Report

The annual report is due on November 1 of each year.

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:

  • Admission of 10 or more additional students
  • Change in the overall length of the program
  • Change in physical facilities or location

See 244 CMR 6.07(1) (b)i[i] and (1) (c) for changes excluded from this regulation.

Key Actions for Program Report: Board Nursing Program Annual Report

Additional Resources for Program Report: Board Nursing Program Annual Report

Program Report: Preparing for a 6.06(1) Onsite Survey

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.

Guidelines
Tools
Surveyor report

Additional Resources for Program Report: Preparing for a 6.06(1) Onsite Survey

Program Report: Waiver of site survey for fully accredited programs

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).

Additional Resources for Program Report: Waiver of site survey for fully accredited programs

Program Report: NCLEX ongoing< 80%

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).

Guidelines
Tools
Surveyor report

Additional Resources for Program Report: NCLEX ongoing< 80%

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