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.
Spector, N. & Alexander, M. (2006). Exit exams: A regulatory perspective. Journal of Nursing Education, 45(8), 291-292.
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