Baylor Nursing Grads Breeze Through Nurse Licensure Examination

May 7, 2007

Recent graduates of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing have once again scored significantly higher than the national average on a standardized nursing certification test, according to results released by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

All nursing graduates who wish to enter the profession are required to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Of the 121 Baylor graduates who took the test in the last academic year, 113 passed on their first try - a 93 percent pass rate. The national average for those who pass it on their first try is 84 percent. For the past five years, the rate of Baylor nursing students passing the certification test the first time has been consistently above 90 percent.

"I am very proud of our students and faculty," said Dr. Judy Lott, dean of Baylor's Louise Herrington School of Nursing. "Each year, it becomes more difficult to provide nursing education because there is so much new information in healthcare that must be added to the curriculum. The students' performances show that our graduates are able to provide safe and effective nursing care. It also demonstrates that our faculty are doing their jobs exceptionally well."

For more information, contact Dr. Lott at (214) 820-3361.

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