MU Nursing cohort has 100% NCLEX pass rate

Mar 14, 2024, 10:46 AM by Chloe Leckrone
Graduates from Manchester University’s Dec. 2023 nursing cohort have reported a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

Graduates from Manchester University’s Dec. 2023 nursing cohort have reported a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). 

The NCLEX is the test all nursing graduates must take to be able to practice as a registered nurse, ensuring they have met the standards to work safely in a health care setting. All of Manchester’s Dec. 2023 nursing graduates have successfully passed the exam, with a program average pass rate of 94.5%. The national average is 80%. 

Manchester University offers both a traditional four-year bachelor’s degree program and a 16-month Accelerated BSN Second Degree program. The first Accelerated BSN cohort graduated in Dec. 2022. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6 percent growth in the nursing workforce by 2031, and Indiana is projected to add more than 5,200 new registered nursing positions between 2020 and 2030. 

“Both the traditional and accelerated nursing program curriculums are designed to not only prepare our students to pass the NCLEX, but also to be phenomenal nurses who care for the whole person safely and equitably,” said Samantha Cussen, department chair and associate professor of nursing. “We are so proud of all our students.” 

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Samantha Cussen, department chair and associate professor of nursing, can be reached at sbcussen@cnyautofinder.com

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