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SBU Nursing Graduates Earn 100% NCLEX Pass Rate

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Graduates from Southwest Baptist University’s associate’s and bachelor’s programs in nursing earned a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX exam this spring.

It is the second time in three years that a group of SBU nursing graduates reached a 100 percent pass rate. The Bolivar-based bachelor’s program had a perfect result in 2021.

“I cannot be more proud of our students and their hard work that led to this result,” said Brittney Hendrickson, Dean of SBU’s College of Health Professions. “This also demonstrates the quality of our faculty and the strength of our curriculum, which have for decades produced nurses who are equipped to serve patients and communities with care and excellence.”

In total, 84 nursing graduates from SBU’s spring 2023 class passed the licensure exam. There were 20 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students based on the Bolivar campus, while 64 Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or ASN Bridge students passed including 53 from the Springfield campus and 11 from Salem.

The undergraduate nursing programs are part of SBU’s expanding health professions programs, which include other undergraduate and graduate programs such as:

“SBU has a long tradition of training Christ-centered health professionals who are making a difference and are leaders in their fields,” said Dr. Rick Melson, President of Southwest Baptist University. “I am thankful for our incredible faculty and thrilled for our students who will build upon their foundation with successful and meaningful careers.”