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LETU Achieves 100% Pass Rate On National Nurse Testing



 

As of August 2018, graduates from the first 3 years of the LeTourneau University nursing program achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The first graduating class was 2016.


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 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."


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. Enrollment in the nursing program has remained strong or increased each year.


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.