Report 2019-120 Recommendation 4 Responses
Report 2019-120: Board of Registered Nursing: It Has Failed to Use Sufficient Information When Considering Enrollment Decisions for New and Existing Nursing Programs (Release Date: July 2020)
Recommendation #4 To: Registered Nursing, Board of
To ensure that BRN is using up-to-date, accurate, and objective information to inform the governing board's enrollment decisions and to assess clinical capacity for student placements, by April 1, 2021, BRN should do the following: update its clinical facility approval form to capture annual capacity estimates from clinical facilities, as well as annual clinical placement needs of programs.
6-Month Agency Response
The BRN previously amended the optional clinical facility approval form (EDP-P-18) and the EDP-I-15 Instruction form. These amended forms were presented to the Deans and Directors at the COADN/CACN Meeting on October 7, 2020. The BRN requested all approved prelicensure programs update each of their EDP-P-18s to reflect the current up-to-date information with a goal to be completed by January 2021.
- Completion Date: January 2021
- Response Date: January 2021
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
We have reviewed the revised clinical facility approval form, the presentation at COADN/CACN, and BRN's communication to prelicensure programs. The form now includes annual clinical capacity estimates as well as annual clinical placement needs of programs.
60-Day Agency Response
BRN has amended the optional clinical facility approval form (EDP-P-18) to capture annual capacity estimates from clinical facilities, as well as annual clinical placement needs of programs. Additionally, the BRN has updated the Director's Handbook to include the updated EDP-P-18 and clinical facility approval - instruction (EDP-I-15) forms. The updated EDP-I-15 form outlines the process for notifying the BRN within 90 days of any changes in clinical placements including the cancellation of a clinical rotation and the request for annual verification of clinical placements.
- Estimated Completion Date: January 2021
- Response Date: September 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.