Fayetteville State University Fall 2018 Graduates Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on Nursing Exam

Date: February 19, 2019

Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) fall 2018 graduates of the pre-licensure nursing program have earned a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the test required for entry into the nursing profession.

Nursing StudentsTwenty-two students took the exam, and all passed on the first attempt.

"I can't emphasize enough how proud I am of these nursing graduates for the outstanding results on the nursing exam," said FSU Chancellor James Anderson. "The nursing program here continues to set the standard for similar programs in this region and state for quality and success. I am especially proud of the associate dean, the faculty, and staff who work tirelessly to ensure the continued viability of this world-class program. They are doing tremendous work and I can't thank them enough for all that they do."

Pass rates of graduates on the NCLEX are generally regarded as the most important measure of nursing program quality. According to the NC Board of Nursing website, the 2018 national pass rate for bachelor's degree students is 92% and 95% for North Carolina graduates. These latest scores bring FSU's 2018 pass rate average to 98%. All scores reported are for first-time test takers.

The pre-licensure program is one of two tracks FSU offers students to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. The pre-licensure program curriculum is a 4-year program that prepares students for licensure as they earn a bachelor's degree, while the other track, the RN-BSN, enables licensed registered nurses to complete requirements for the bachelor's degree. To learn more about Fayetteville State University's School of Nursing, please visit: https://www.uncfsu.edu/academics/colleges-schools-and-departments/college-of-arts-and-sciences/school-of-nursing/pre-licensure.

About Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,300 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit https://www.uncfsu.edu. Chancellor James A. Anderson is the 11th chief executive officer.  

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