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I GOT THIS MESSAGE!!! No one's available right now to clear this off my head. Does this mean my application for Jan/2017 start will not be considered???
Chamberlain Houston Campus â€“ Anticipated Board of Nursing Status Change[/h][/TD]
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[TD=class: m_-8865146617081437936inner m_-8865146617081437936contents]Dear Ma Carissa,
Thank you for your interest in attending Chamberlain College of Nursing at our Houston Campus. We wanted to provide you with some important updates on our program so that you can make an informed decision about attending Chamberlain College of Nursing.
At Chamberlain College of Nursing we are committed to academic excellence and student success. Our goal is to ensure quality academic outcomes and that you are well-prepared for nursing practice, to pass the NCLEXÂ® licensing exam, and to serve as an extraordinary nurse who will make a real difference in transforming healthcare.
Houston NCLEX Pass Rates
Across the United States, nursing programs are evaluated based on their graduates' performance on the NCLEXÂ® â€“ the exam that all nursing school graduates must take in order to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN). Specifically, state boards of nursing track the pass rates for graduates' first attempt at the NCLEX and set standards for desired pass rates.
The NCLEX first attempt pass rates for Chamberlain's Houston campus was 78.4% for the Texas Board of Nursing reporting period that ended September 30, 2016.
Although the Houston campus first attempt pass rates were at the highest level in three years, we were unable to reach the desired level of 80% within the time period for evaluation. In fact, we missed the required pass rate by just two students.
Anticipated Status Change
As a result, we anticipate that the Texas Board of Nursing will change the status of our Houston campus from Full Approval with Warningâ€ to Conditional Approvalâ€ following the January 19, 2017 board meeting. A campus with Conditional Approvalâ€ status is temporarily not allowed to admit new students, but currently enrolled students are not affected. Therefore, we will not be accepting applications beyond the upcoming January 2017 class.
Please be assured that the only impact to the Houston campus is the temporary cessation of admissions, which will be reevaluated following the Texas Board of Nursing reporting period in October 2017. This does not impact our accreditation, and we remain approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Conditional Approval status does not impact the ability of our students to progress in the program, to graduate, or to take and pass the NCLEX.
Chamberlain's campuses in Pearland (just south of Houston) and Irving (in the Dallas/Fort Worth area) are evaluated independently for NCLEX pass rates, and their admissions will not be impacted. For information on either of these locations, please visit chamberlain.edu/pearland or chamberlain.edu/irving.
Ongoing Efforts for Improvement
We remain proactive in our efforts to continue to improve the NCLEX scores for our Houston campus. This includes ensuring our students are aware of the academic resources available so they are prepared to pass the NCLEX on the first attempt. We encourage our students to utilize their access to one on one tutoring, a robust NCLEX preparatory program, and coaching and mentoring resources to prepare for the NCLEX. Additionally, we recently released our Student Commitments to formalize policies that help our students achieve their educational and career goals.
We have the full support of the Board of Nursing regarding our plans for improving NCLEX scores and feel very confident in our ability to achieve our NCLEX pass rate goal. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any specific questions. We look forward to supporting you in becoming an extraordinary nurse who will transform healthcare in the Houston community and beyond.
Sherri B. Springer
Director of Admission, Houston Campus
Chamberlain College of Nursing