Jefferson City, MO- The Lincoln University School of Nursing is celebrating the success of its alumni. The university has received word that all May 2018 graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing programs are licensed nurses after all passed the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
The AAS degree is offered on the Fort Leonard Wood campus. The BSN curriculum has been offered at Lincoln University since the Fall of 2014, with the first class graduating in December 2016. Administrators say the 100% pass rate shows the dedication from both the students and the faculty.
“The field of nursing requires a passion, and that passion is evident in the work of our students who matriculate through our programs,” says Dr. Ann McSwain, Dean of the Lincoln University School of Nursing. “The same can be said for our faculty who work so hard to educate our future leaders in health care.”
A total of 37 students completed coursework through the Lincoln University School of Nursing in May 2018. According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, a total of 200,448 aspiring nurses took the exam in 2018, with 76% of them passing. The nursing program has been a part of the community and Lincoln University since 1969. Graduates have consistently been above the national average passing rate since the first graduating class in 1971.