ITEM 128-101-R0905 Attachment 3
ITEM 127-105-R0505����������������� Guidelines for Licensed Practical Nursing Programs
ASSESSMENT:������������������������ Technical compliance with this policy requires all LPN programs to conform to the program model described in the policy.� A program in compliance should be able to answer �yes� to the following four questions:
1. Is an LPN Certificate awarded upon completion?
2. Is the LPN program 50 credits?
3. Does the LPN program include the common set of pre-nursing courses (24 credits)?
4. Does the LPN program include the common set of nursing courses plus a 2 credit scope of practice course (26 credits total)?
This policy goes on to say that �Transfer between LPN programs, and between LPN and RN programs, should be significantly enhanced under this proposal ��.
To ensure that is actually happening, each Nursing program should produce an annual report to the Board of Regents that includes the following statistics:
� Three, four, and five year Completion Rates
� Retention Rates for students admitted to an LPN or RN program
� Student Count from LPN �stop out point� � the number of students who complete the LPN and do not continue into the RN program
� Student Count continuing to RN programs
� Pass Rates on licensure exams
� Numbers of students transferring within and between Montana University System programs