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Emory nursing students excel on national licensure exam

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing graduates continue to excel on the national licensure exam. The School’s Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing (AMSN) students achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) national licensure exam. May Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates achieved a 98.8% pass rate for the NCLEX.

“Our AMSN and BSN students’ outstanding performance on the national licensure exam underscores the school’s commitment to nursing excellence and student success,” said Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. “Students are dedicated to continuously advancing their knowledge and evidence-based nursing skills and receive support and guidance from our distinguished faculty and clinical partners who make student success a priority every day in the classroom and the clinical practice environment.”

Emory’s ABSN students also achieved a perfect pass rate on the national licensure exam.

After completing nursing school, every registered nurse (RN) in the United States must first pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain a license. A final step in the journey toward practicing as a nurse, the exam tests the essential knowledge and skills that will be necessary for newly-licensed nurses to provide safe and effective care.

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