Wesleyan nursing graduates score high on national examinations
BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College School of Nursing’s passage rate on the West Virginia National Council Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) continues to be among the best in the region. The first-time passage rate for BSN graduates has averaged 94% for the last five years.
The NCLEX is a standardized test that every state regulatory board used to determine if a candidate is ready to become licensed as an entry-level nurse. The class of 2019 graduates have also enjoyed outstanding job placement. The cohort is employed at a number of hospitals including the Charleston Area Medical Center, Marietta Hospital, OH, Mt. Sinai-West in New York City, St. Joseph’s-WVU Medicine, and United Hospital-WVU Medicine.
Wesleyan’s graduate students in nursing have also enjoyed great success. The MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner students have a first-time pass rate on national certification exams that has averaged 98% for the last several years. These examinations are a requirement for nurses with graduate preparation to become licensed as advanced practice providers by state boards of nursing.
Wesleyan’s School of Nursing offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Science in nursing, Master of Science in nursing, Post Graduate Certificate in family nurse practitioner, and Doctorate of Nursing Practitioner.
Wesleyan’s program is fully accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
In addition to nursing, Wesleyan offers 48 other undergraduate programs along with master’s degrees in athletic training, business administration, and fine arts in creative writing. Wesleyan enrolls more West Virginia PROMISE Scholars than any private school in the state. During the past 10 years, 14 Wesleyan students have been named Fulbright Scholars, while nine others have won international scholarships through the U.S. Department of State.