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Nursing Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX Examination

Published May 24, 2017

Passing the Registered Professional Nurse National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) is the required pathway to becoming a licensed professional nurse in the United States, and is widely considered one of the most challenging professional licensure examinations across all occupations. Nazareth College is proud to report that its December 2016 nursing graduates had a 100% pass rate during the October 2016-March 2017 reporting period.

“Congratulations to our newly licensed RNs, and to our faculty who are dedicated in their education of the students,” said Brigid Noonan, dean of Nazareth’s School of Health and Human Services. “Nazareth is number one out of 55 in comparison to RN programs in our jurisdiction; one out of 427 to similar programs in the U.S. and its territories; and one out of 1,189 of ALL programs in the U.S. and its territories.

Nazareth College nursing students learn in state-of-the art nursing facilities after a $3.6M renovation in 2015.

Nazareth College has been preparing nurses since 1943 and continues to pursue excellence so that the region can remain confident in its health care providers.

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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,200 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.