Mississippi University for Women nursing graduates excel above state and national averages on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) during 2022. Baccalaureate graduates led all state universities with a 96% first-time pass rate, while associate degree nursing alumni achieved a 91% pass rate, the third-highest in the state.

“We are proud of the perseverance and dedication demonstrated by this group of students. They called themselves the ‘Covid Class.’ These students started six feet apart, masked and faced constant clinical changes. This group truly lived nursing school through COVID,” said Dr. Brandy Larmon, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The W is the state’s leading producer of nursing graduates in the IHL system and has a long-standing reputation for excellence. According to Larmon, “Our programs have a long-standing reputation for many years of high-achieving outcomes among alumni, faculty and students. We have a culture of excellence that enables a standard of achievement unlike others. Our graduates are not only taught to be good clinicians but also to be compassionate and caring professionals.”

In 2022, the university graduated 378 undergraduate nurses. The university has graduated the most in the IHL system for five consecutive years. In total, including graduate nursing, the College of Nursing and Health Science at The W graduated 414 nurses in 2022.

The University’s nursing program prepares graduates for a career in nursing. Larmon said, “Students are prepared from their first day of class by their instructors, their clinical assignments and their various instructor-driven assignments. We also utilize instructor-chosen technology, instructor-created simulations and various other preparations to make sure they are ready to meet the challenge of the licensure examination.”

Larmon added, “The W’s success on the NCLEX is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff and students. The university is committed to providing the best possible education to its students, and these results are a reflection of that commitment.”

The W’s nationally ranked Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), BSN and Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs all were ranked No. 1 in the state of Mississippi for 2022. Intelligent.com ranked the The W’s RN to BSN program as the 17th best in the country and the best in the South. The Associate of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs all hold state accreditation from the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The associate program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs also are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Feb. 20, 2023
Tyler Wheat
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About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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