Graduates of the University of North Dakota’s Nursing Program face one final hurdle to becoming a registered nurse after they receive their degree: the NCLEX. The NCLEX, or National Council Licensure Examination, has been the nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States since 1994.
Those who have received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) from UND proved to be well equipped to clear this final obstacle, achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX in the first quarter of 2018. Fifty graduates from the UND nursing program took, and passed, this board examination in the first quarter.
“This accomplishment from our Nursing graduates is a tremendous example of UND’s focus on developing tomorrow’s Leaders in Action,” said Provost and Academic Affairs Tom DiLorenzo. “It serves as a testament to the quality of education our students receive in a profession in such high demand for the communities of our state and region.”
Gayle Roux, dean and professor, said, “The 100 percent NCLEX pass rate represents mastery over a wide range of UND college courses ranging from anatomy to clinical nursing courses. The people who contribute to this extraordinary success are wide-reaching including advisors, faculty, clinical instructors, administrators, and, of course, the students and their families. We appreciate each member of the community of learning that has created this benchmark.”
The result of this noteworthy achievement is 50 registered, licensed nurses who will go out into their field to improve access to care and make a positive impact on health outcomes in their communities. UND is proud to have these graduates as clear examples of Leaders in Action.