One of the several curious things about the claim of the FBI's Operation Nightingale that over 7,600 nurses bought fake nursing school credentials is that, according to press reports, 37% of those nurses passed the NCLEX. Ask any nursing school official, and they'll tell you: an examinee generally can't pass the NCLEX without a good bit of nursing school including its clinical hours. And yet literally thousands of the nurses whom the FBI accuses of faking their credentials passed the NCLEX. Something is amiss.
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Passing the NCLEX Requires Nursing Knowledge and Skill
In an article on the Operation Nightingale nursing school credentials scandal, Nurse.com, a trusted resource for nurses, quotes a prominent and respected nursing school director saying that it would be difficult to pass the NCLEX without nursing school. No kidding. If passing the NCLEX were easy without nursing school, then something is either wrong with nursing school or the NCLEX. The prominent nursing school director then wonders if the accused nurses on the FBI list must have at least completed some nursing school. Well, very probably yes, to pass the NCLEX. That much seems more than obvious.
The same article cites another nursing school dean and professor as speculating that to pass the NCLEX, some of the accused nurses on the FBI list must have had an LPN, LVN, or some level or training or experience before taking the NCLEX. Again, very probably yes, or nursing programs and the NCLEX have an extraordinary problem way beyond any nursing school scandal. If nurses can pass the NCLEX without nursing school and nursing training, then the nursing profession has a huge problem with the NCLEX.
Nurses Passing the NCLEX Have Substantial Training
Most probably, though, nothing much is wrong with the NCLEX or with nursing school programs. So what's to explain this extraordinary anomaly that the FBI accuses 7,600 nurses of faking their credentials, but 37% of them somehow still passed the NCLEX? Do the math, and that's 2,812 nurses passing the NCLEX allegedly with faked nursing school credentials. The conclusion, suggested by the above Nurse.com experts, is obvious: those nurses had substantial enough nursing training to qualify for licensure under the NCLEX. Maybe something is amiss with the FBI's list, offered up, after all, by criminal defendant informants.
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