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LETU Maintains Four Years of 100% NCLEX Pass Rates



LeTourneau University School of Nursing has maintained a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for the past four years—2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019—according to LETU Dean of Nursing Dr. Kimberly Quiett.

NCLEX pass rates, which are made public each fall, 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.

“Nursing students often choose a nursing program based on the school’s pass rate of the NCLEX,” said Quiett, who launched the LETU nursing program in 2014. 

“The NCLEX passing rate tells a lot about the quality of a nursing program and how well students are prepared for the nursing profession,” she said. “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 an excellent 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 BSN graduates in May 2017, with enrollment in the nursing program remaining strong.  

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 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, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit

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