Utah nursing school graduates achieve perfect 100 percent pass rate on NCLEX-RN exam

Nursing students at Roseman’s Utah campus score above the national average

Dr. Marlene Luna (left), Dean of the Roseman College of Nursing in South Jordan, congratulates a 2011 BSN program graduate.

The first class of graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Roseman University’s South Jordan, Utah campus achieved a perfect 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN examination.

“It is quite a challenge for a nursing program to achieve a 100 percent pass rate, and even more challenging to score 100 percent with the first graduating class,” said Dr. Marlene Luna, Dean of the Roseman University College of Nursing, South Jordan.

A report from the Utah State Board of Nursing shows that among nursing programs in Utah, the 2011 passing rates for the NCLEX-RN exam ranged from 67.69 percent to 100 percent passing rates, with an average of 88.36 percent. Overall, nursing programs in the state of Utah do well when compared to other states, Guam, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. State average passing rates in 2011 ranged from a low of 54.55 percent to a high of 92.86 percent. A National Council of State Boards of Nursing reportindicates that the 2011 national average pass rate for first-time candidates educated in the U.S. was just under 90 percent.

“Congratulations are in order to our great faculty and for the students in the first cohort who, early on, recognized their responsibility as the inaugural class to represent the College of Nursing in a professional manner,” said Luna. “The Class of 2011 leaves behind a great legacy, and a standard of measure for the classes that will follow.”

Dean Luna said that while it would be great to achieve a 100 percent pass rate every year, the goal for Roseman University’s Utah nursing program is to maintain a consistent pass rate between 90 and 100 percent.