Recent graduates from Wilkes University’s accelerated baccalaureate in nursing program achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The 28 graduates from the Passan School of Nursing completed the accelerated program in the summer of 2018.
The NCLEX-RN examination is a nationwide test designed to measure entry-level nursing competence utilized in both the U.S. and Canada as part of the licensing process. Recognized globally as preeminent nursing examinations, the exams are constantly and rigorously evaluated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving health-care environment.
Wilkes recently announced a 95.12 percent pass for all bachelor of science in nursing graduates taking the test between Oct. 2017 and Sept. 2018. The Passan School of Nursing also offers a bachelor’s degree in a traditional four-year format.
The accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing is designed for individuals who hold bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines but wish to pursue a nursing career. With one year of intensive study, students leave the program prepared to take the NCLEX-RN, and become a Registered Nurse. Maria Grandinetti, associate professor of nursing and coordinator of the accelerated program, notes that “the nursing faculty who teach in this program are extremely committed to the success of the program and to its students.” More information can be found at www.wilkes.edu/acceleratedbsn.
Wilkes also offers online master’s degrees in adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, as well as nurse executive, nursing education and nurse informatics. Wilkes also offers the doctor of nursing practice degree and in 2017, launched the region’s first Ph.D. in nursing program. All graduate programs are conducted in an online format.