(1) The board shall evaluate approved programs for continued approval by monitoring and analyzing program performance through:
(a) periodic survey visits and reports;
(b) accreditation visits and reports;
(c) annual reports; and
(d) other sources of information regarding achievement of program outcomes, including:
(i) student retention and attrition;
(ii) faculty turnover;
(iii) complaints about the program from students, graduates, or faculty regarding program issues; and
(iv) data regarding NCLEX performance.
(2) Programs shall maintain annual NCLEX pass rates for first-time test takers that are no less than ten percentage points below the national average. If a program's pass rate is ten percentage points or more below the national average pass rate, the program must submit a report analyzing the variance and a plan to meet the pass rate requirement.