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(1) All nursing programs must have and follow a written, systematic plan for evaluation and ongoing assessment of student learning, published program outcomes, and compliance with board rules. The plan must effectively support the achievement of the expected program outcomes and provide evidence of a system of continuous quality improvement.

(2) The plan must include:

(a) measurable outcomes of student learning;

(b) measurable aggregate program outcomes, including:

(i) NCLEX pass rate with five-year trend data;

(ii) student and alumni satisfaction with the program;

(iii) employer satisfaction with graduates of the program; and

(iv) program completion rates, including the program entry point and time period to completion as specified by the program.

(c) processes to obtain evaluation data;

(d) time frame for data collection and analysis;

(e) evidence of a system of continuous quality improvement;

(f) opportunities for participation in the evaluation process by students, faculty, clinical staff, and employers of graduates; and

(g) a process for measuring student attrition and analysis of the reasons.

(3) Program revisions must be based on evidence collected through the evaluation process.

History: 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; IMP, 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 626, Eff. 7/1/97; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1080, Eff. 5/23/03; TRANS, from Commerce, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2035, Eff. 8/25/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2651, Eff. 11/13/10; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 644, Eff. 5/29/15.

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