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49 Pa. Code § 21.221. Selection and admission.


§ 21.221. Selection and admission.

 (a)  Admission standards shall conform with the following:

   (1)  Policies and procedures related to the selection and admission of students are the responsibility of the individual program. Consideration shall be given to scholastic aptitude, academic achievement, personal qualities and physical and emotional health.

   (2)  Applicants shall have completed work equal to a standard high school course as evaluated by the Credentials Evaluation Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

 (b)  The Board recommends that only one class be admitted per year. The number of candidates for each class shall be determined by the educational and clinical resources which the program can provide.

 (c)  Advanced standing shall conform with the following:

   (1)  The Board encourages practical nursing programs to thoughtfully review their respective curriculi to identify where opportunity can be provided for the recognition and validation of previous education and experience of prospective applicants. Advanced placement proposals developed may then be submitted for review and approval by the Board.

   (2)  Programs submitted shall be developed for either a specific, identified individual or for a theoretical group of individuals. The extent of the approval granted will be based on the nature and content of the program submitted.

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