Tag: NCLEX

Undercover agents bought fraudulent nursing degrees for $17,000

Editor's Note Between 2016 and 2021, some 7,600 fraudulent nursing degrees were sold to individuals so they could qualify to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam (NCLEX), the February 27 Yahoo News reports. NCLEX is a rigorous exam that usually takes about 5 hours to…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 28, 2023
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23 Texas nurses charged in fraudulent degree scheme

Editor's Note The Texas Board of Nursing has charged 23 nurses with “fraudulently obtaining educational credentials” as part of a national scheme involving thousands of fraudulent nursing degrees, the February 20 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The nursing students paid thousands of dollars to the individuals running the scheme and are…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 21, 2023
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Connecticut, Arizona nursing schools fail to comply, face shutdown

Editor's Note Connecticut-based Stone Academy is the latest nursing program to close doors on three campuses due to compliance issues related to unqualified faculty, invalid student clinical experiences, and recording attendance, as cited by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education (OHE). This closure comes one year after Phoenix, Arizona-based Aspen…

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By: Lindsay Botts
February 17, 2023
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37% of aspiring nurses in fraudulent degree scheme passed NCLEX

Editor's Note The New York Times on January 27 reported that 37% of aspiring nurses who allegedly purchased fraudulent degrees to bypass coursework and training required to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) passed the test. Many of the 7,600 individuals who paid between $10,000 and $15,000 for…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 1, 2023
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