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Third consecutive class achieves 100% on NCLEX

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing’s May 2019 BSN graduates have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). 

 “Our students work extremely hard during the program, and their work and commitment shine with these results.  Our staff and faculty’s ongoing commitment to quality and excellence shows in all aspects of our mission, " stated nursing dean Jeannette Andrews. 

The NCLEX is the standardized test used for the licensing of nurses in the U.S. The approximate averages for nursing programs in the state is 88% and nationally is 86%. The cohort is the third consecutive South Carolina College of Nursing class to achieve a perfect score. 

Having three successive cohorts achieve 100% ‘first-time pass rate’ on the NCLEX exam is extremely rare and incredible with our size. I am so proud of our team for this achievement.”

Dean Jeannette Andrews

The licensure pass rate has steadily improved in the past seven years. Andrews credits the increase to the faculty’s significant changes in the curriculum with simulation training, student assessments, and clinical training. She says the improvements in the nurse preparation especially can be seen in the program’s capstone course during the final semester.

Nationally recognized for quality and excellence, the South Carolina College of Nursing is a prominent leader in the nursing profession. The college credits its state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, innovative teaching strategies, honors program, flipped classrooms, study abroad opportunities, and committed faculty with providing undergraduate students opportunities and environments to enhance growth and professional development.  

*The baccalaureate degree in nursing at The University of South Carolina is approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.*


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