TTU Grads Have 100% Pass Rate on Nursing Exam

Tennessee Technological University School of Nursing graduates have demonstrated just how effective their education is. Tennessee Tech was one of only two universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education Commission systems that achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses during 1995-96.

The exam, which nursing graduates must pass if they plan to practice in Tennessee, is administered after graduation from a nursing program. Tennessee Tech School of Nursing graduates receive their baccalaureate degrees in May and usually take their exams within the next 12 weeks.

"The faculty and I are always proud of the students who successfully graduate from our program," says Barbara Reynolds, dean of the School of Nursing. "We are especially excited this year that our students achieved a perfect pass rate on the National Council Licensing Exam. Forty-one out of 41 passed the RN licensure exam on the first try."

The University of Tennessee at Martin was the only other Tennessee school with a 100 percent pass rate.