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Staff Report
to the
Senior Department Official
on
Recognition Compliance Issues

RECOMMENDATION PAGE

1.
Agency:   Kansas State Board of Nursing (2007/2011)
                  (The dates provided are the date of initial listing as a recognized agency and the date of the agency’s last grant of recognition.)
 
2.
Action Item:   Petition for Continued Recognition
 
3.
Scope of Recognition:   State agency for the approval of nurse education.
4.
Date of Advisory Committee Meeting:   December, 2015
 
5.
Staff Recommendation:   Renew the agency's recognition for four years.
 
6.
Issues or Problems:  


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 
 

PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AGENCY

 
The Kansas State Board of Nursing (Board or agency) is a state agency for the approval of nurse education. Recognition by the agency enables the professional nurse education programs that it approves to seek eligibility for Federal assistance pursuant to the Nurse Training Act of 1964, as amended. Recognition also allows program graduates of the agency's accredited schools to enter military service in the Nurse Officer Corps.

The Board currently approves 51 pre-licensure programs that include: baccalaureate degree-nursing programs; associate degree practical nursing programs; and 8 approved graduate nurse programs that include: nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, and various masters of science for a total of 59 programs approved by the Board.
 
 
Recognition History
 
The Kansas State Board of Nursing was granted initial recognition in 2007 for a period of two years and was required to provide an interim report addressing issues identified under sections 3(c), 3(d), 3(e)(4), 3(f)(1-2), and 3(g). Due to passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (effective on August 14, 2009), the agency's review was placed on hold until such time as the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) was reconstituted. The agency then submitted a full petition for recognition which was reviewed and approved in 2011.

In conjunction with the current review, Department staff observed an education committee and Board meeting in June 2015. During this recognition period there have been no complaints submitted against this agency.


PART II: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

 
The agency meets the requirements of the Secretary’s Criteria for Recognition.
 
 

PART III: THIRD PARTY COMMENTS

 
The Department did not receive any written third-party comments regarding this agency.