MONTICELLO, AR — Members of the 2017 graduating class in the bachelor of science in nursing degree program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have achieved a 95 percent pass rate on the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), according to Dr. Brandy Haley, dean of the School of Nursing.
Passage of the NCLEX-RN is required before nursing graduates can be hired as nurses.
According to Haley, 20 of 21 graduates who took the test passed and are now employed in healthcare facilities – 12 in southeast Arkansas and eight in Little Rock or out of state. "UAM has a long-standing tradition of providing highly-skilled and well-trained nurses for this region and for the state," said Haley. "The credit goes to the School of Nursing faculty for providing the individual attention our students need to pass the NCLEX-RN. We have some very bright nursing students and our faculty should be commended for teaching them nursing concepts that allow them to grow into superb healthcare providers."
Over the past decade, just over 89 percent of UAM's baccalaureate nursing graduates have passed the NCLEX-RN. "We are so proud of the accomplishments of our students, and particularly, the School of Nursing faculty for ensuring that our graduates are well-prepared," said Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs.
For more information, contact the School of Nursing at (870) 460-1069.
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