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49 Pa. Code § 21.162b. Minimum rate for graduates of nursing education programs to pass the National licensure examination.

§ 21.162b. Minimum rate for graduates of nursing education programs to pass the National licensure examination.

 A nursing education program shall prepare its graduates to pass the National licensure examination at a rate at least equal to the minimum rate set by the Board. The minimum rate for graduates to pass the National licensure examination are as follows:

   (1)  A nursing education program shall achieve and maintain a minimum pass rate of 60% or more of its first-time examinees during an examination year.

   (2)  Beginning on October 1, 2009, a nursing education program shall achieve and maintain a minimum pass rate of 70% or more of its first-time examinees during an examination year.

   (3)  Beginning on October 1, 2010, a nursing education program shall achieve and maintain a minimum pass rate of 80% or more of its first-time examinees during an examination year.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  21.162b adopted under sections 2.1(k) and 6.1 of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § §  212.1(k) and 216.1); and sections 9 and 17.6 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. § §  659 and 667.6).

Source

   The provisions of this §  21.162b adopted April 24, 2009, effective April 25, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2103.

Cross References

   The provisions of this section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.162 (relating to types of approval).



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