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Nursing student and faculty

COLUMBUS, Miss.—Mississippi University for Women’s nursing programs have been recognized with multiple online rankings.

“We are honored to continue to gain national recognition. These rankings take note of the fact that the faculty and staff continue to be dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards while assisting each individual student,” said Dr. Tammie McCoy, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “Our program equips today’s nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver the superior level of care needed in a complex healthcare system.”

Ranking The W’s associate and bachelor degree programs No. 1 out of Mississippi’s 23 programs and top eight in the nation, examined the university’s NCLEX-RN pass rates for the past five years with the more recent passing rates weighting more.

Scoring a 99.56, 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.

The W’s RN-to-BSN Program was recently ranked No. 9 by's 2020 Top Online RN-to-BSN Programs.'s school ranking methodology categorizes and assesses data from schools and other reliable sources, such as the U.S. Department of Education and weighs the information based on quality, cost, value and other factors critical to students' academic decisions. 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. looks to promote excellence in nursing through enabling future nurses with the tools they need to succeed.

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October 13, 2020
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