Nursing division receives 100 percent pass rate on NCLEX test

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Nursing division receives 100 percent pass rate on NCLEX test

September 30, 2010

Nursing students from the class of 2010 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have much to celebrate as they enter the nursing profession. Fourteen member of the 2010 nursing class from Northwestern’s three campus locations have given the Division of Nursing a 100 percent pass rate on 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.

Northwestern’s nursing program has been growing since its accreditation in 2008. Currently, there are 18 seniors in the program; five attend the Alva campus, 11 attend the Enid campus and two attend at Woodward. The junior class has 35 students, with 17 in Alva, 14 in Enid and four in Woodward.

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

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