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Nursing schools to submit plans to state board

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Macon, GA -  (WALB) - After finding that nursing students from four Georgia colleges and universities had less than an 80% pass rate on their 2010 state test, the Georgia Board of Nursing wants assessments and actions plans from the schools.

Albany State University, Brenau University,  Dalton State College, and West Georgia Technical College are called on to provide the information to the board.

Albany State had a passing rate of first-time NCLEX-RN writers of less than 80% in 2010, but ASU's three year average did make the 80% mark.

Albany State had a pass rate of 100% in 2009, the latest year statistics were available.

WALB is in the process of getting more information on this story from the Georgia Board of Nursing, Albany State, and the Secretary of State's Office.

  •  Click HERE to see a chart of pass rates from 2006-2009

 

 Here is the full news release from the state board-

Actions Taken by the Georgia Board of Nursing at its March 16-17 Meeting

Macon, Ga.—The Georgia Board of Nursing met on Wednesday and Thursday, March 16-17, 2011.

The Board voted to post the following rule:

  • Rule 410-12-.05 Rules for Clinical Nurse Specialists, Psychiatric/Mental Health. Amended

The Board moved, based upon a passing of first-time NCLEX-RN writers of less than 80 percent in 2010, but with a three year average of at least 80 percent, Albany State University must submit a written assessment of the NCLEX-RN performance and plan of action to the board office no later than April 7, 2011 for review at the Board's May 11-12, 2011 meeting. [410-3-.02 (2)(b)]

The Board moved, based upon a four-year cumulative average of first-time NCLEX-RN writers for Brenau University, the following actions be taken:

  • Based upon a passing percentage of first-time NCLEX-RN writers of less than 80% over the four most recent calendar years (2007-2010), Conditional Approval is imposed upon the baccalaureate nursing program at Brenau University. [410-3-.02 (3)]
  • Brenau University must submit a written assessment of the NCLEX-RN performance and plan of action of to the board office no later than April 7, 2011 for review at the Board's May 11-12, 2011 meeting. [410-3-.02 (2)(b)]
  • A site visit will be scheduled to Brenau University during the 2011-2012 academic years. [410-3-.01 (8)]

The Board moved, based upon a passing of first-time NCLEX-RN writers of less than 80 percent in 2010, but with a four-year average of at least 80 percent, Dalton State College must submit a written assessment of the NCLEX-RN performance and plan of action to the board office no later than April 7, 2011 for review at the Board's May 11-12, 2011 meeting. [410-3-.02 (2)(b)]

The Board moved to accept the written assessment of the 2010 NCLEX-RN performance and plan of action submitted by Georgia Health Sciences University for its prelicensure master's clinical nurse leader program. [410-3-.11 (2); 410-3-.02 (2)(b)]

The Board moved based upon a four-year cumulative average of first-time NCLEX-RN writers for West Georgia Technical College, the following actions be taken:

  • Based upon a passing percentage of first-time NCLEX-RN writers of less than 80 percent over the four most recent calendar years (2007-2010), Conditional Approval is imposed upon the associate nursing program at west Georgia Technical College. [410-3-.02 (3)]
  • West Georgia Technical College must submit a written assessment of the NCLEX-RN performance and plan of action of to the board office no later than April 7, 2011 for review at the Board's May 11-12, 2011 meeting. [410-3-.02 (2)(b)]
  • A site visit will be scheduled to West Georgia Technical College during the 2011-2012 academic year. [410-3-.01 (8)]

The Board accepted the recommendations and commendations from the December 7, 2010 through December 8, 2010 West Georgia Technical College Site Visit Report.

The Board moved, based upon March 16-17, 2011 Report I responses submitted by Atlanta Technical College, that the following actions be taken:

  • In order for the responses to Report I to be considered, Atlanta Technical College must provide a written explanation of the response to recommendation (2)(d). [410-4-.01 (4)(5);410-3-.05 (4)]
  • The response to (1) must be received in the board office no later than April 7, 2011 for review at the Board's May 11-12, 2011 meeting. [410-3-.11 (2)]

The Board moved to accept the response submitted by the College of Coastal Georgia to its June 15-16, 2010 prelicensure BSN site visit report. [410-3-.11 (2)]

The Board moved to accept the response submitted by the Gwinnett Technical College to its July 7-8, 2010 site visit report. [410-3-.11 (2)]

The Board accepted the following public consent orders/agreements:

  • Lori Clements, Bloomingdale: Public Consent Order for Action in Another Jurisdiction: felony drug conviction.

The Georgia Board of Nursing will hold its next meeting on April 6, 2011 at the Professional Licensing Boards Division in Macon.

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