Quote from elkpark
The nursing programs aren't standardized, BUT they are all approved by the state BON, or their graduates aren't eligible to sit for the NCLEX. Every state BON has the statutory authority to determine which nursing programs they will or won't accept for potential licensure.
And this BB and others like it are replete with anecdotal evidence of just how inconsistently those standards are met on a day to day basis.
Certainly it appears that there isn't grounds for a lawsuit, but if, for example, foreign grads can be licensed in a state, and their
programs aren't approved by the BON.... If grads of, say, a state not known for outstanding academic standards (about 25 states would be in the lower half of the "top 50 American states academically," wouldnt' they?) and grads of those programs in those states
can be licensed in, say the top one or two states..... I think you see where I'm going with this. (BTW, which half of the scale do you think New York falls in?
It's become a very small world and an even smaller nation. We need national licensure, as a profession and as a nation.