Hannibal – Hannibal-LaGrange University’s 35 nursing graduates for 2012 garnered a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The NCLEX-RN is an exam distributed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing used to ensure and regulate that only competent and licensed nurses are practicing in the healthcare arena. The Missouri state average for first-time exam takers is a 93 percent pass rate. The national average is 90 percent.
“I am very excited and proud of both the graduates and the nursing faculty for such an accomplishment,” said Anne Riggs, MSN, RN, director of the division of nursing and allied health.
The 100 percent pass rate is nothing new to HLGU nursing graduates and faculty. They also received 100 percent pass rates in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
“The 100 percent pass rate that we achieved with the NCLEX-RN has carried over to a general sense of confidence and achievement in our professional roles,” said Andrew Schmidt, one of those graduating. “The nursing program at HLGU did a superb job of preparing me for my job as a floor nurse on a Med/Surg/Oncology floor.”
The performance of the graduates validates that the students are receiving what they need to be successful in their careers, said Terri Amos, HLGU nursing instructor. “I love working with the students to help them understand concepts and to see them put it all together,” she said.
The nursing faculty are dedicated to the program’s mission to achieve excellence in nursing education by maintaining high academic standards in a distinctively Christian environment, Amos said. The program’s curriculum and instructional processes reflect educational theory, interdisciplinary collaboration, research and best practices which prepare graduates to be successful on the NCLEX-RN, and as practitioners.
“I am extremely pleased with the news that our nursing students had a 100 percent pass rate on their boards. This is the result of the hard work and dedication of our faculty in the nursing program,” said HLGU President Anthony Allen. “Congratulations to all.”
Hannibal-LaGrange University’s nursing program offers an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), LPN to RN program, and BSN online completion program and is currently accepting applications for admission. For more information, contact Director Anne Riggs at 573-629-3143 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To download an application, visit the website at hlg.edu. The program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). For more information about HLGU, visit the website: www.hlg.edu or call 800-HLG-1119.