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Nursing Class of 2019 Celebrates 100 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate

November 8, 2019

Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates from the class of 2019 are celebrating a 100 percent first time pass rate of their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This is the second time in four years a graduating class has achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the notoriously difficult exam.

“It is with great pride that I commend the nursing class of 2019 for their accomplishment,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Fredi deYampert. “These graduates are now fully licensed Registered Nurses. As students, they worked extremely hard to achieve their goals, and that hard work has paid off.”

For 2019 alumna Nicole Glanville, BSN-RN, passing the exam on the first try came with a feeling of validation. 

There’s a lot of hype around it during nursing school which makes it both exciting and terrifying to take,” said Glanville. “Passing on the first try validates all of the hard work put in and is the true first sense of, ‘Oh my goodness, I’m a real nurse. I’m officially an RN.’” 

Glanville, who now works as an RN at Upper Peninsula Health System – Marquette, also stressed how the nursing program began preparing her for the daunting test from day one.  

“Finlandia’s nursing program helps prepare students for the NCLEX on the first day of classes,” said Glanville. “Many people don’t realize that getting a degree in nursing does not automatically make a graduate a Registered Nurse; everyone has to take and pass the NCLEX to become an RN. 

“Finlandia begins testing with NCLEX style questions the first day of the program. This helps increase familiarity with NCLEX and with developing tools to answer the questions. Studies and literature prove that early and frequent exposure to NCLEX style questions increases the probability of passing the first time. Much of the test is knowledge based but it’s really important to be educated on how to answer the questions.”

Dr. deYampert also commended the faculty who helped the students reach this goal.

“It is said ‘it takes a village’, and it’s apparent that everyone pulled together as a team to realize this awesome achievement,” said Dr. deYampert. “I am so proud of everyone, and I want to thank the faculty and students for all their hard work.”

Next Steps

To learn more about FinnU’s nursing program, visit finlandia.edu/nursing.

Already have your RN, but interested in earning your BSN? Check out FinnU’s top-ranked Online RN-BSN program designed for working nurses.

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