FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2004
Contact: Edmond McDavis III
Division of Nursing graduate
program achieves 100 percent board pass rate
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Perfection is hard to achieve.
Yet, the 2003 Mississippi University for Women Division of Nursing
graduate program achieved a 100 percent success rate on the American
Nurses Credentialing Center national board certification exam for nurse
Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson, graduate nursing program director, said, The
American Nurses Credentialing Center has a long-standing reputation of
high quality board certification examination. For our nurse practitioner
graduates to once again achieve a 100 percent rate of success on the
exam, provides further evidence of the high-quality graduate education
available at MUW.
Davidson recently announced the pass rates to program faculty, staff and
students, noting the 27 students set a record 15 percent higher than
that of the national average performance of 85 percent elsewhere on the
The MUW graduate nursing program was established in 1974. It will
celebrate its 30-year history later this year as the first graduate
nurse practitioner program in Mississippi.
[This] is particularly special since this year marks the 30th
anniversary of the founding of the MSN program at MUW, Davidson said.
The tradition of the program over the last 30 years has been to achieve
these outstanding national board certification pass rates, and I was
really pleased to see this news come in the spring of the 30th
I believe that the success of these MUW MSN graduates can be attributed
to two quality indicators, the comprehensive nurse practitioner
curriculum that is offered through our intensive programming format and
the highly-qualified and dedicated MUW graduate nursing faculty.
The program offers both the family nurse practitioner and pediatric
nurse practitioner clinical tracks to registered nurses pursuing
specialized graduate nursing education.