SNU School of Nursing Exceeds NCLEX National 3-Year Average

BETHANY, Okla. (March 30, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University School of Nursing exceeds a three year national average for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

The NCLEX is a required exam to be taken by all senior nursing students in order to become certified as a registered nurse.

SNU has taken measures to improve their pass rate over the last three years. The pass rate for 2010 was 91.6%, 100% in 2009, and 88% in 2008. Given these percentages the School of Nursing maintains a three-year average of 93%, which exceeds the 3-year average for Oklahoma of 84% and the national average of 86%.

The faculty utilizes a wide array of teaching techniques in order to best prepare nursing student for this test. Laura Stangeland (‘10) felt prepared to take the NCLEX, “Everything we had been taught in classes, labs and clinicals all culminated during our last semester of class to help us feel more prepared for the NCLEX. We also had practice NCLEX exams to take all throughout that last semester. They categorized our scores and let us know where our strengths and weaknesses were. It helped a lot and worked for me!”

"The entire nursing faculty is proud of the students for this accomplishment. They invested the timeto learn difficult concepts and were rewarded with above average scores. Each graduate is an excellent nurse, representing SNU in varioushealthcare settings," commented Donna McArthur, assistant professor of nursing.

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