Nursing Students at N.C. A&T Overwhelmingly Pass National RN Exam

Nursing Students at N.C. A&T Overwhelmingly Pass National RN Exam

The School of Nursing at North Carolina A&T State University has once again proven it is producing highly-qualified nursing professionals. Twenty-four of the university’s 25 testing bachelor of science in nursing degree students recently posted a 95 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The remaining student is scheduled to take the exam on July 27.    

N.C. A&T’s nursing program has overcome various challenges the past few years, but has successfully navigated its way to a nearly 100 percent pass rate, placing the students among the best in the nation. The school’s remarkable shift comes on the heels of significant and marked, leadership, curriculum, faculty and admission requirements changes. The current pass rate is an increase of nearly six percent over the 2015 rate of 89.3 percent.

Nursing students have recently been encouraged to pursue taking the national exam within 45 days of completing the program, which has also been credited with the programs systematic improvement.

“The scores of our recent graduates are evidence of the hard work and excellence of our administration, faculty, staff and students,” said Dr. Terry Ward, interim dean of the School of Nursing. “We are proud of our graduates and are embracing the future success of the [nursing] program.”

A&T’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion programs continues to surge in admission, graduation and licensures and has not been affected by the former challenges of the traditional entry program.