July 23, 2014
UAMS COLLEGE OF NURSING RECORDS HIGHEST PASS RATE IN ARKANSAS ON NATIONAL NURSING EXAMINATION
Recent Baccalaureate degree (BSN) graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing recorded the highest pass rate of any Arkansas nursing college on the Registered Nurse (RN) National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). UAMS scored a 94.7% pass rate. Furthermore, the 94.7% pass rate exceeds the national average pass rate of 82.5%.
The results were provided by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and reflect examinations taken from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. A total 96 BSN graduates of UAMS College of Nursing took the exam.
The exam is for the licensing of registered nurses in the United States. After graduation from a school of nursing, one takes the NCLEX exam to receive his or her nursing license. A nursing license gives an individual the permission to practice nursing, granted by the state where he or she met the requirements.