Nursing Division receives 100 percent NCLEX pass rate; Eight year accreditation approved

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Nursing Division receives 100 percent NCLEX pass rate; Eight year accreditation approved

November 10, 2011

Nursing students from the class of 2011 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have much to celebrate since 100 percent of them passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), a required test for nursing graduates.

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.

Besides the 100 percent passing rate on the NCLEX exam, Northwestern’s Division of Nursing has been awarded eight years of accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

“Both events are due to hard work in the part of our faculty and students, and the support we have from our administration and the community,” said Dr. Carole McKenzie, nursing chair.

Northwestern’s nursing program has been growing since its accreditation in 2008. Currently, there are 31 seniors in the program; nine attend the Alva campus, 16 attend the Enid campus and six attend at Woodward. The junior class also has 31 students, with 12 in Alva, 15 in Enid and four in Woodward.

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

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