Graduates of Shenandoah University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program have far exceeded the national first-time pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) needed to practice as a registered nurse.
Shenandoah’s year-end pass rate for first-time test takers in 2021 was 96.69%, far higher than the national first-time passing rate of 86.06%. It’s also one of the highest first-time passage rates in Virginia.
Students typically take the NCLEX 30-45 days following graduation, said Shenandoah’s Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing Interim Dean Lisa M. Levinson, MSN, RN.
For Dean Levinson, the reason for graduates’ success is clear. “It is due to our students and faculty’s dedication to developing critical thinking and clinical judgment when caring for patients during the nursing education process.”
For more information about Shenandoah University’s nursing programs, please visit su.edu/nursing.