Eastern Class of 2019 nursing graduates post high NCLEX pass rate


WILBURTON, Okla. – Eastern Oklahoma State College’s 2019 nursing graduates achieved a 97.5 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination. The NCLEX is a mandatory examination to receive licensure as a registered nurse.

Thirty-nine out of 40 Eastern graduates passed the exam on their first attempt. Students who attended classes in Wilburton achieved a 100 percent pass rate, while students in McAlester earned a 95 percent pass rate.

Gina Bullock, director of Eastern’s Nursing Division, said this year’s national pass rates have not been released. However, the past three years have ranged between 84.56 percent and 88.30 percent. If the national pass rates remains about the same, Eastern’s 2019 class will have far exceeded the national rate.

“We could not be more proud of our graduates for this accomplishment,” Bullock said. “They have all worked incredibly hard in their time at Eastern and I am thrilled to see it pay off for them. Our faculty have also poured countless hours into teaching these students and should take pride in this accomplishment as well.”

Eastern’s nursing program offers an associate of applied science degree for students to become registered nurses. The program typically takes two years (four semesters) of full-time academic study to complete. The program has two tracks – a basic licensure program and a LPN/EMTP transition program for students who have been practicing as a licensed practical nurse or paramedic. For more information, visit eosc.edu/nursing or call 918-465-1794.

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