FYI-forwarded from PSNA.org
Subject: AONE/AHA Letter Supports H.R. 2053
AONE has jointly signed a letter with AHA in support of H.R. 2053 the Nurse Education Promotion Act. This bill sponsored by Congressmen Ernest Lee Fletcher ( R-KY) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) provides grants to associate degree schools of nursing and makes it possible for more men and women to receive an affordable nursing education through the community college system.
The Nurse Educatin Promotion Act is designed to help alleviate the nursing shortage by establishing a grant program for associate degree nursing programs to recruit students, provide scholarships
to individuals seeking a two-year associate degree in nursing and to hire faculty. The bill also establishes a competitive grant program for professional nurses' associations to conduct continuing education programs, in cooperation with
hospitals and institutions higher learning. The programs conducted pursuant to this provision would enable associate degree nurses to take college credit courses towards a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
Bill can be located at: http://thomas.loc.gov/
Type in bill number section "H.R. 2053"
Jun 15, '03
From the NLN---the readiness test is usually scheduled by the school of nurisng at the END of the education program, not at hte start. Check out the school of nursings requirements again---might not be the same preliminary test.
NLN DIAGNOSTIC READINESS TEST FOR RN LICENSURE 2001 EDITION
Purpose: This test assesses students' knowledge of nursing abilities and skills required for entry-level practice as measured by NCLEX-RN and provides valuable test-taking practice.
Description: The Diagnostic Readiness Test (DRT) consists of 172 individual scored items that follow the NCLEX-RN test blueprint.
Administration: Schedule at the end of the education program.
Requires approximately three hours. May be taken in groups or by individuals outside the classroom.
I think you need to check out "The Nurse Entrance Test".
Code is needed from school of nursing in order to schedule this test.
Good luck and come back if we can help you.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 15, '03