Nursing  Students

COLUMBUS, Miss— Success on the National Council Licensure Examination earned Mississippi University for Women’s nursing school a high score from

Ranking The W’s programs No. 2 out of the state’s 23 programs, examined the university’s NCLEX-RN pass rates for the past five years with the more recent passing rates weighting more.

“This is a significant recognition of the excellence of our nursing programs and we are honored to continue to gain national recognition,” said Dr. Shelia Adams, dean of the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology. “Our program equips today’s nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver the superior level of care needed in today’s complex healthcare system.” cited that NCLEX-RN pass rates are one of the best ways to determine a nursing program's student preparedness. If schools had the same overall NCLEX-RN pass rate after being analyzed, additional characteristics were then considered, including the number of students taking the exam and the number of years of exam data available. Of the top ranked schools, The W was the only university to host both an associate of science in nursing and bachelor of science in nursing program.

Scoring a 98.01, found The W to be home to excellent nursing degree programs where nursing students learn to integrate clinical excellence with advanced practical concepts to advance the nursing profession. 

“We are consistently high in all these areas due to the dedicated faculty, staff and department chairs who are willing to mentor and help our students succeed,” added Adams. looks to promote excellence in nursing through enabling future nurses with the tools they need to succeed.

Feb. 24, 2017
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