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NURSING GRADUATES POST HIGHEST LICENSURE PASS RATES IN STATE

Graduates of Old Dominion University's bachelor's program in nursing achieved the highest licensure pass rate in the state last year among sizable baccalaureate programs, with an impressive 96.42 percent of graduates passing the exam on their first try.

Other schools in the state achieved scores ranging from 56.25 to the 96.42 percent standard set by Old Dominion on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Marymount University, with two students taking the NCLEX-RN, achieved a 100 percent pass rate.

This year 65 students from ODU took the exam in Virginia. According to Andrew Balas, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion, "The faculty has done another wonderful job educating Virginia nurses."

This article was posted on: January 26, 2006

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