Nursing grads post highest N.J. pass rate on NCLEX exam

By: Andrew Mees, Director of Institutional Communications and Campaign Marketing                          

Bloomfield College nursing graduates have posted the highest passing rate in the state of New Jersey on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the class of 2014, in results released by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN).

Alumni of the Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing posted a 94% passing rate on the comprehensive exam taken to earn a nursing license, tops among four-year New Jersey higher education institutions.

“I am extremely pleased to be able to work with such a talented group of faculty dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation on which to build their professional careers,” said Division Chairperson Dr. Neddie Serra. “These results are another testament to how they continuously critique the comprehensive curriculum they have created and stay current in their respective areas to develop well-prepared graduates.”

NCLEX examinations are administered on behalf of its member boards in all 50 U.S. states and test the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. A passing score must be achieved to earn a nursing license and secure employment.

The mission of the Division of Nursing is to engage students in a collaborative educational experience, prepare caring, reflective professional nurses, positively influence and shape healthcare delivery and provide a solid foundation for graduate study. Whichever career path a student chooses, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Bloomfield College will provide the academic foundation and hands-on experience needed to excel in today’s complex healthcare environment.

“The students in the nursing program work very hard and sacrifice much in obtaining their goal of becoming a nurse,” said Serra. “I congratulate all our graduates on successful completion of the NCLEX licensing examination, and for setting the standard for future graduates.”

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