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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 27. Regulations for Nursing Education Programs

18VAC90-27-180. Records and provision of information.

A. Requirements for admission, readmission, advanced standing, progression, retention, dismissal, and graduation shall be readily available to the students in written form.

B. A system of records shall be maintained and be made available to the board representative and shall include:

1. Data relating to accreditation by any agency or body.

2. Course outlines.

3. Minutes of faculty and committee meetings, including documentation of the use of a systematic plan of evaluation for total program review and including those faculty members in attendance.

4. Record of and disposition of complaints.

C. A file shall be maintained for each student. Provision shall be made for the protection of student and graduate files against loss, destruction, and unauthorized use. Each file shall be available to the board representative and shall include the student's:

1. Application, including the date of its submission and the date of admission into the program;

2. High school transcript or copy of high school equivalence certificate, and if the student is a foreign graduate, a transcript translated into English;

3. Current record of achievement to include classroom grades, skills checklists, and clinical hours for each course; and

4. A final transcript retained in the permanent file of the institution to include dates of admission and completion of coursework, graduation date, name and address of graduate, the dates of each semester or term, course grades, and authorized signature.

D. Current information about the nursing education program shall be published and distributed to students and applicants for admission and shall be made available to the board. In addition to information specified in 18VAC90-27-80 C, the following information shall be included:

1. Annual passage rates on NCLEX for the past five years; and

2. Accreditation status.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia. 

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 10, eff. February 24, 2017.

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