Nursing division receives 100 percent pass rate on NCLEX test

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Nursing division receives 100 percent pass rate on NCLEX test

August 21, 2009

Nursing students from the class of 2009 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have much to celebrate as they enter the nursing profession. Twenty nursing graduates from all three of Northwestern’s campuses have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX ), a required test for nursing graduates.

Of the 20 graduates, seven attended the Alva campus, nine attended the Enid branch campus and four attended Woodward.

“I am so proud of our students and faculty,” said Dr. Carole McKenzie, associate professor and chair of the division of nursing.

“This is the first time since 1996 that we have had a 100 percent passing rate,” McKenzie said. “I could absolutely shout for joy.”

Students who graduate from Northwestern’s nursing program are required to take the NCLEX. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., (NCSBN) develops and administers two national nurse licensure examinations, one for registered nurses (RN), and the other for practical nurses (PN). The results from these computerized exams are used by the Boards of Nursing to test entry-level nursing competence of candidates for licensure as RN and PN.

To learn more about the division of nursing at Northwestern, contact McKenzie at (580) 327-8489 or