Nursing Grads Ace Board Exam

Augustana today reported a record 100 percent first-time pass rate for its 58 May 2010 nursing graduates who took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the examination for the licensing of registered nurses.

The national average first-time pass rate for the NCLEX is 87.95 percent. In South Dakota, the average is 87.93 percent.

“A 100 percent pass rate is simply phenomenal! It’s an exceptional accomplishment for our dedicated and passionate students and a true testament to our incredible team of nursing faculty and educators,” said Margot Nelson, chair of the Nursing Department at Augustana. “The need for qualified nurses throughout the U.S. will continue to be critical as we move into the next decade. At Augustana, we’re proud to do all we can to help meet that need.”

The Augustana Department of Nursing has been preparing nurses, clinical nurse leaders, and administrators for hospitals and community health organizations since 1940. Augustana is the region’s only four-year professional nursing program that is part of a liberal arts college.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations