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.