Fri, Aug 18 2017
LeTourneau University nursing graduates who have graduated during these past two years—which were the first two years of the LETU nursing program—have achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
NCLEX pass rates are monitored by the Texas State Board of Nursing and are viewed as a measure of how well nurses are prepared to provide safe, quality care for health care consumers.
“A lot of people choose a nursing program based on the pass rate of the NCLEX,” said LETU Dean of the School of Nursing Dr. Kimberly Quiett, who began the nursing program at LETU 2014. “It tells a lot about the quality of a nursing program and how well students are prepared for nursing. Our excellent NCLEX pass rate, along with our recent accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, are important indicators that our nursing faculty and our university are dedicated to graduating exceptional nurses.
“Our clinical affiliations with dozens of local healthcare facilities and organizations allow us to offer a superior clinical nursing experience,” Quiett said. “We focus on providing a high quality, hands-on learning environment.”
In the fall, the official NCLEX results will be released for all of the nursing programs.
LETU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which is a four-year residential program where students work side-by-side with faculty and professional nurses to learn and maximize clinical experience. Students benefit from small class sizes and faculty-led clinical groups with individualized attention. Students get more than 900 clinical hours, most of which are spent in health care environments with actual patients.
LETU’s on-campus lab facilities incorporate modern simulation equipment and simulated scenarios like they would encounter in a hospital or clinic.
LETU’s first graduating class in May of 2016 had only two graduates, followed by 16 graduates completing their BSN degrees in May 2017. In Fall 2017, LETU expects to double enrollment to the clinical program over the number admitted in Fall 2016.
Studies indicate the U.S. will need 21% more nurses through 2025.
“We see nursing as a ministry, and we are dedicated to providing a Christ-centered learning environment where students understand the illumination of their work by their faith,” Quiett said.
LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, and in hybrid and fully online options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.