Monday, March 5, 2007

Second Letter To Judith Miller

March 5, 2007

Dr. Judith Miller
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Research
Marquette University College of Nursing
P. O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Dear Dr. Miller:

Thank you for your prompt and thorough response to my previous letter. I still do not understand how an agreement between Marquette and Wisconsin can be valid since it appears to be in direct conflict with the Nurse Practice Act (441.04) which lists requirements before sitting for NCLEX:

Any person who has graduated from a high school or its equivalent as determined by the board, does not have an arrest or conviction record . . . holds a diploma of graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and if the school is located outside this state, submits evidence of general and professional educational qualifications comparable to those required in this state at the time of graduation may apply to the department for licensure by the board as a registered nurse, and upon payment of the fee . . . shall be entitled to examination.

I would like to request a copy of the formal written agreement between Marquette University and the State of Wisconsin regarding the licensure of Direct-Entry students. I would also like references to any state statutes that are applicable to this agreement other than the one I have quoted above.


Lydia Bertrand