West Virginia Wesleyan has announced that 100 percent of its 25 nursing program graduates passed the 2012 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
"The nursing professors are doing a phenomenal job of teaching their students and preparing them for success in the nursing profession," said Dr. Judith McKinney, director of the School of Nursing. "We are very proud of all the hard work our students accomplished and their commitment to success."
Wesleyan's 2012 nursing graduates include 80 percent practicing in West Virginia in a variety of settings such as tertiary, community hospitals and rural areas. Others are caring for patients in other states. One is in Alaska, another is in Arizona, and a third in Pennsylvania. The 2012 nursing class also has two graduates in South Carolina.
The NCLEX-RN examination is a Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) designed to test knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. Passing the NCLEX allows the student to be licensed as a registered nurse and to practice nursing. The goal of the nursing faculty is to prepare graduates to enter the profession of nursing as competent practitioners who demonstrate critical thinking skills, effective communication and possess a sound foundation for graduate study in nursing.
West Virginia Wesleyan currently offers master of science in nursing degrees in nursing education and nursing administration and a master of science in nursing degree with a certificate in psychiatric mental-health or a certificate of endorsement in nurse-midwifery from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. Recently, the school of nursing and the school of athletic training and exercise science combined to create the school of health sciences. For more information about Wesleyan's nursing program, visit www.wvwc.edu or call the admission office at 1-800-722-9933.