| (C) maintain the approval of the state board of nursing
of another state that the Board has determined has standards that
are substantially equivalent to the Board's standards under which
it was approved.
(8) A professional nursing education program is considered
approved by the Board and exempt from Board rules that require ongoing
approval as described in Board Education Guideline 3.2.4.a. Specific
Exemptions from Education Rule Requirements for Nursing Education
Programs Accredited by a Board-Approved National Nursing Accreditation
Organization if the program:
(A) is accredited and maintains voluntary accreditation
through an approved national nursing accrediting agency that has been
determined by the Board to have standards equivalent to the Board's
ongoing approval standards;
(B) complies with Board rules from which it is not
(C) maintains an acceptable NCLEX-RN
® pass rate, as determined by the Board, on the NCLEX-RN® examination.
(9) A professional nursing education program that fails
to meet or maintain an acceptable NCLEX-RN® pass
rate, as determined by the Board, on NCLEX-RN® examinations
is subject to review by the Board.
(10) A professional nursing education program that
qualified for exemption pursuant to paragraph (8) of this subsection,
but does not maintain voluntary accreditation through an approved
national nursing accrediting agency that has been determined by the
Board to have standards equivalent to the Board's ongoing approval
standards, is subject to review by the Board.
(11) The Board may assist the program in its effort
to achieve compliance with the Board's requirements and standards.
(12) A program that voluntarily closes or from which
approval has been withdrawn by the Board may submit a new proposal.
A new proposal may not be submitted to the Board until at least twelve
(12) calendar months have elapsed from the date the program's voluntary
closure is accepted by the Executive Director or from the date of
the program's withdrawal of approval by the Board.
(13) A professional nursing education program accredited
by a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the Board shall:
(A) provide the Board with copies of any reports submitted
to or received from the national nursing accrediting agency selected
by the Board within three (3) months of receipt of any official reports;
(B) demonstrate accountability of compliance with national
nursing accreditation standards and processes and provide copies of
approvals for substantive changes from the national nursing accreditation
organizations after the program has followed the approval process;
(C) notify the Board of any change in accreditation
status within two (2) weeks following receipt of an official notification
(D) provide other information required by the Board
as necessary to evaluate and establish nursing education and workforce
policy in this state.
(d) Notice of a change in a program's approval status
shall be sent to the dean or director and others as determined by
the Board. The chief administrative officer of the governing entity
shall be notified when there is a change of approval status of the
|Source Note: The provisions of this §215.4 adopted to be effective January 9, 2005, 29 TexReg 12190; amended to be effective February 19, 2008, 33 TexReg 1328; amended to be effective October 19, 2008, 33 TexReg 8509; amended to be effective December 27, 2010, 35 TexReg 11668; amended to be effective October 23, 2012, 37 TexReg 8304; amended to be effective August 9, 2018, 43 TexReg 5074; amended to be effective November 23, 2021, 46 TexReg 7880