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For the second year, nursing graduates achieve 100 percent pass rate on Registered Nurse Licensure Exam

Nuring Students PinnedFor the second year in a row, 100 percent of Muskingum University nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination on their first attempt.

“To achieve this milestone not one year, but two years in a row is remarkable and a testament to the hard work of our students and faculty,” said Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler. “This outcome demonstrates our deep commitment to excellence and signals to prospective nursing students our enthusiasm for helping them succeed.”

The nursing program at Muskingum combines the best of the institution’s liberal arts and sciences with a structured nursing curriculum to build a comprehensive Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) experience.

“Every nursing program in the country seeks to achieve this goal, but few are fortunate enough to do so — and even fewer do so year after year,” said Dr. Cynthia Wilkins, director and chair of nursing programs at Muskingum University. “Our nursing faculty is a remarkable group of individuals committed to excellence and dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge and expertise to serve their communities in an important and meaningful way.”

Muskingum offers two programs in nursing — the bachelor’s degree program for traditional pre-licensure students and an adult (online) RN to BSN program for established nurses wishing to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

In 2016, Muskingum’s nursing program received a 10-year accreditation — the most that a program can be awarded — by meeting all four standards from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Nursing programs choose to become CCNE-accredited as a mark of excellence in nursing education, Dr. Wilkins explained.

Students accepted into the pre-licensure bachelor’s degree program currently fulfill their clinical requirements at a variety of local and regional organizations and facilities, including Genesis Healthcare System, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Zandex Health Care Corporation’s Adams Lane and Beckett House Care Centers, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, Rambo Memorial Health Center, the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Cambridge Behavioral Hospital and Franklin Local School District.

For more information on the nursing programs, call 740-826-6160.