For the second consecutive year, 100 percent of the Lewis University nursing students taking the NCLEX exam in 2012 passed it. A record number of Lewis University students passed the exam, 117 nursing candidates took the exam at various times. Eighteen accelerated BAC/BSN graduates took the exam in August, 17 accelerated BAC/BSN graduates took the exam in May, 44 traditional BSN graduates took the exam in May and 38 traditional BSN graduates took the exam in December 2011, which factored into the NCLEX exam results for 2012.
“We are very proud of our graduates who are set to continue their success as they begin to change the lives of the patients they encounter as they enter into the healthcare industry,” commented Dr. Peggy Rice, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The NCLEX exam measures the student’s ability to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse, and passing it demonstrates the student’s competence to begin their nursing career. In 2011, all 112 Lewis University students who sat for the exam passed.
The Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions is academically rigorous, patient-centered and career-focused. Lewis University provides the ideal environment to prepare students for their nursing career. Accelerated graduate and degree completion programs as well as convenient cohort programs at regional sites are available.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates.
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