The School of Nursing Fall 2019 nursing graduates scored a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) among first-time test takers. A few graduates from previous class repeating testing bring the overall NCLEX pass rate to 94%.
“These [pass rates] are both excellent and much higher than the national average, and a great improvement from last year,” said Regena Spratling, associate dean and chief nursing academic officer. National and state averages hover around 90% and 89%, respectively.
Bachelor’s nursing program director Traci Sims is pleased with the 2020 test outcome.
“This is evidence of years of adjusting the curriculum and working together as a team to see these kinds of results. We are very proud of our students and faculty,” said Sims.