COLUMBUS, Miss— Success on the National Council Licensure Examination earned The W’s nursing school a high score from Registerednursing.org.
Ranking The W’s programs first out of the Mississippi’s 23 programs and eighth in the nation, Registerednursing.org 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. 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 today’s complex healthcare system.”
Registerednursing.org 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.
Scoring a 99.56, RegisteredNursing.org 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 McCoy.
Registerednursing.org looks to promote excellence in nursing through enabling future nurses with the tools they need to succeed.
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October 5, 2020
Contact: Tyler Wheat