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FAMU School of Nursing put on probation by State Board

The Florida A&M University School of Nursing has been placed on probation for two years by the...
The Florida A&M University School of Nursing has been placed on probation for two years by the Florida Board of Nursing,(WCTV)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 6:52 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Florida A&M University School of Nursing has been placed on probation for two years by the Florida Board of Nursing, the school announced in a press release.

This comes due to first-time licensure pass rates over the past two years. According to SON Dean Shelley Johnson, Ed.D., the pre-licensure program will be reevaluated again in Jan. 2022 to determine if probation will continue for the second year.

In 2019, students had a first-time National Council Licensure Examination Pass Rate of 63.44 percent, followed by a 66.67 percent pass rate in 2020. The Florida Board of Nursing says that state nursing programs must meet the national average NCLEX first-time pass rate, approximately 91 percent.

While improvements were integrated in to the school’s program in fall of 2020, additional evidence-based improvements will be applied over the coming months to strengthen teaching and learning outcomes, Johnson said.

According to the press release, the FAMU SON still remains accredited.

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