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Newberry Nursing Grads Repeat 100% First-Time Pass Rate On NCLEX-RN Exam

Mar 19, 2019 11:03AM ● By Kathleen Maris

The Newberry College Department of Nursing announced that its fall 2018 graduates have achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam, the second consecutive Newberry Nursing cohort to earn this accomplishment.

“We are very pleased with the results achieved by our fall cohort of graduates,” said Dr. Susan Ludwick, chair of the Newberry College Department of Nursing. “This repeat on the NCLEX demonstrates our students not only graduate with outstanding content knowledge, but also are well-prepared to apply that knowledge in the clinical setting.”

The NCLEX-RN is a standardized exam utilized by the South Carolina Board of Nursing to assess the readiness of new nursing graduates to enter the nursing profession. The state Board of Nursing uses the first-time pass rate as the metric its assessment of nursing programs.

In fall 2018 semester, Newberry partnered with ATI Nursing Education, a nationally recognized test preparation expert, to better familiarize students with the unique testing environment of the NCLEX-RN exam and to increase the frequency of subject matter reviews and refocus those reviews on helping students apply subject matter to their cumulative nursing knowledge.

“We have an excellent Nursing program at Newberry College,” said interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sid Parrish, Jr. “We are proud of what these students have accomplished and for their future impact and health professionals.”