The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Nursing received top rankings for graduate performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), the official examination for the licensing of U.S. nurses.

For the reporting period April through September 2012, TAMHSC-College of Nursing ranked first in the Texas jurisdiction, first compared to comparable programs and first among nursing graduates nationwide based on percentage of graduates passing the NCLEX-RN.

For this reporting period, 100 percent of the college’s 64 graduates passed the NCLEX-RN. This success rate is significant, especially when compared to the 90.7 percent pass rate in the Texas jurisdiction, 92.97 percent in similar programs and 90.22 percent nationally.

“We are very proud of our nursing graduates for this achievement,” said Sharon Wilkerson, Ph.D., RN, CNE, dean of the TAMHSC-College of Nursing. “A perfect pass rate on the NCLEX-RN is the result of much hard work from our outstanding faculty and also reflects the success of our nursing curriculum in preparing the most professional nurses possible.”

TAMHSC-College of Nursing was one of only two Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in Texas to score 100 percent. It is the third time the college has obtained a perfect graduate pass rate.

— Holly Shive

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