Monday, June 26, 2017

Midland College announces 100% pass rate for registered nurse licensure exam

• All December Associate Degree Nursing graduates pass rigorous exam on the first attempt

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has notified Midland College (MC) that all of the college’s December 2016 Associate Degree Nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt.

“We are extremely proud of these graduates,” said Dr. Carmen Edwards, MC dean of Health Sciences. “They will now be assuming careers as dedicated, intelligent and competent registered nurses. I join all our Associate Degree Nursing faculty and the MC Administration in congratulating these graduates on a job well done. Their hard work and dedication has certainly been rewarded.”

According to the Texas Board of Nursing, the average pass rate on the registered nurse licensure exam for Associate Degree Nursing programs is 82.40 percent, and the average pass rate for Bachelor of Science Nursing programs is 87.99 percent. Midland College December 2016 graduates surpassed both averages.

MC December 2016 Associate Degree Nursing graduates are AnnaMaria Almanza, Stephanie Amparan, Daniela Carmona, Candace Ellis, Brandy Gasch, Christopher Gaule, Nikki Lara, Vasti Loredo, Tara Mahan, Lisa Manning, Elizabeth Montes, Kaitlyn Moorhouse, Elizabeth Phillips, Vicki Perez, Michelle Ramirez, Jessica Welch and Mona Wilde.

The official NCLEX-RN 2017 pass rate will be announced in late October. This rate will include pass rates for December 2016 Associate Degree Nursing graduates as well as May 2017 graduates. Forty-four students graduated from MC’s registered nursing program in May. According to Dr. Edwards, the May class had the highest average exit exam scores that the college has ever seen, and May graduates are also doing extremely well in their first attempts at the registered nurse licensure exam.

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