NEW CONCORD, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Muskingum University nursing students achieved a milestone when 100 percent of pre-licensure graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt.
The exceptional pass rate on the first attempt is a goal that all nursing programs aim to achieve, but only a small percentage accomplish the goal, according to Dr. Cynthia Wilkins, Director and Chair of Nursing Programs at Muskingum.
"This remarkable achievement is a testament to everyone in Muskingum's nursing program," said Dr. Wilkins. "Our students, faculty and staff all work very hard, every day, to reach the highest possible levels of competency in the field, and this is a remarkable outcome that demonstrates our commitment to excellence."
"Everyone in the Muskingum University community is immensely proud of our nursing students," said Muskingum University President Dr. Susan Hasseler. "Our baccalaureate program in nursing is rigorous and demanding, and to see our students and faculty reach this level of excellence is enormously satisfying."
Muskingum's nursing program recently received 10-year accreditation by meeting all four standards from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). "Nursing programs choose to become CCNE-accredited as a mark of excellence in nursing education, explained Dr. Wilkins. A 10-year accreditation is the most that a program can be awarded and demonstrates the program's quality, she added.
Muskingum offers two programs in nursing:
- Bachelor's degree program for traditional/pre-licensure students.
- Adult RN to BSN program for established nurses wishing to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
For more information on the nursing programs at Muskingum University, log on to www.muskingum.edu or call 740-826-8211.
SOURCE Muskingum University