NSU Nursing Graduates Achieve High
Licensure Exam Passing Rate for the Third Quarter
(NSU Newsroom—November 21, 2013)—Norfolk State University students who graduated from the bachelor’s degree program had a more than 90 percent passing rate on the nursing exam for the July 1–September 30 quarter.
According to the Virginia Board of Nursing report for the past quarter, 21 graduates sat for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) with 19 receiving a passing score, equaling a 90.5 percent pass rate. For the quarter, NSU outscored other bachelor of science in nursing programs in state schools such as Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University and George Mason University, as well as local schools such as Sentara College of Health Sciences and both Hampton University campuses.
“The outcomes of this quarter are reflective of the quality and rigor of the nursing programs at Norfolk State University,” said NSU Department of Nursing and Allied Health Interim Chair Dr. Jessica Parrott.
Students in the program have an overall passing rate on the year—January 1–September 30—of 87.5 percent. Of the 24 total NSU students who took the exam since January 1, 21 have passed. Passing the exam is required for nursing graduates to obtain their license to practice nursing in the state by meeting its requirements.