Nursing Class of 2020 Achieve 100% Pass Rate for Licensure
November 20, 2020 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven University's School of Nursing celebrated the accomplishments of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Class of 2020. The nursing class achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
This is the second consecutive year Belhaven nursing majors have earned a perfect score that faculty hope to repeat in years to come. Dean of Belhaven's School of Nursing Dr. Amy Rex Smith credits her faculty for their success. “We're grateful for our strong faculty and their dedication in helping our students thrive as they launch into professional careers,” said Smith. “The licensure exam can be a daunting hurdle, but our faculty start preparing our students early and walk with them through the preparation process every step of the way. It's great to see that the faculty and student process of mentoring pays-off with this amazing pass rate.”
This hallmark accomplishment allows these students to competently practice as registered nurses and utilize the credential of Registered Nurse. Smith adds, “Getting a 100% pass rate shows that we are functioning well and means that our students will receive national licensure so they can practice as a registered nurse not only in Mississippi but can be licensed in every state in the United States.”
Now more than ever, the world needs quality nurses and Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Tina McDyess believes Belhaven's nursing graduates are prepared for the challenge. “Belhaven's nurses are motivated and determined to meet the individualized needs of their patients, families, and communities in a variety of settings,” said McDyess. “Belhaven's School of Nursing has distinguished characteristics of being a rigorous, Christian-based nursing program that assist students to develop into highly educated nurses. The reputation of developing and graduating good, quality nurses who are compassionate about the care that they provide precedes the program.”