Report 2019-120 Recommendation 8 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 #8 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: immediately discontinue its practice of having nursing programs seek statements of support or opposition from neighboring nursing programs when considering requests for new programs or increased enrollment at existing programs.
60-Day Agency Response
As stated in the original response, BRN discontinued its practice of requiring nursing programs to seek statements of support or opposition from neighboring nursing programs when considering requests for new programs or increased enrollment at existing programs.
- Completion Date: August 2020
- Response Date: September 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
BRN has provided us documentation of the guidance it provided its staff to immediately discontinue its practice of requiring programs to seek letters of support from neighboring programs.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.