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St. Kate's nursing programs achieve 100 percent pass rates

Nursing students complete a simulation in the nursing labs at St. Catherine University in this file photo.
Nursing students complete a simulation in the nursing labs at St. Catherine University in this file photo.
Photo by Catherine Tsen '11.

The Minnesota Board of Nursing has announced that nurses educated in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health at St. Catherine University garnered 100 percent pass rates on the NCLEX-RN exam during the second quarter of 2012.

Nursing students taking the exam for the first time achieved this success rate in both the associate and baccalaureate level programs at St. Catherine University.

In the associate degree nursing program at St. Kate’s, the 100 percent first-time pass rate accounts for the scores of 30 students who were tested from April to June 2012.

The associate level program at St. Catherine University is one of only three programs in the state of Minnesota to achieve the 100 percent pass rate during the second quarter. This success rate brings the year-to-date NCLEX-RN pass rate for St. Kate’s associate degree nursing program to 93.8 percent.

Nurses graduating from the baccalaureate degree nursing program at St. Catherine University performed even better on the exams administered by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. By achieving a 100 percent first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate in the second quarter of 2012, they brought the year-to-date pass rate to 98.1 percent for the baccalaureate program. 

St. Catherine University has been a leader in educating nurses for nearly a century, and the faculty and staff continue to lead by bringing 21st century changes to the nursing programs offered in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health.

All nursing degree options at St. Catherine University are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

About the Minnesota Board of Nursing

The Minnesota Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and public health nurses to assure the public that the individuals who practice nursing in Minnesota have the requisite education, competence and ethical character to practice nursing safely and effectively.

Aug. 31, 2012 by Melissa Kaelin

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