Eastern nursing graduates exceed national NCLEX pass rate


WILBURTON, OK (Aug. 15, 2016) – Eastern Oklahoma State College’s 2016 nursing graduates achieved a 97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The NCLEX is a mandatory examination to receive licensure as a registered nurse.

Thirty three out of 34 Eastern graduates passed the exam on their first attempt. Students who attended classes in Wilburton and Idabel achieved a 100 percent pass rate, while students in McAlester earned a 91 percent pass rate.

Robin Nevling, director of Eastern’s Nursing Division, said the 97 percent pass rate is highlighted when compared to the national pass rate of 83 percent for first-time test takers at the associate degree level.

“We are so proud of our graduates for this remarkable accomplishment,” said Robin Nevling, director of Eastern’s Nursing Division. “It demonstrates incredible dedication on their part and is a reflection of our faculty’s commitment to preparing students for future success.”

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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