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September 2019

ASU-Newport announces 100% pass rate for practical nursing students

Arkansas State University-Newport is thrilled to share the 2018-2019 Newport cohort of Practical Nursing students achieved a perfect pass rate on state board exams. Twenty-eight students graduated this spring and took the state board exam over the summer. All 28 students passed the exam. 

Group photo from 2018 Capping & Pinning Ceremony.
ASU-Newport's Practical Nursing cohort at Spring 2019 Capping and Pinning Ceremony.

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is administered by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and tests knowledge, skills and abilities of future health professionals. Passage of the exam is critical. 

The cohort of students started classes at ASU-Newport in the fall of 2018. It is a rigorous 11-months of hands-on learning that includes weekly simulation labs and clinical rotations. 

Dr. Typhanie Myers, Dean for Nursing and Health Professions, is very proud of this group of students and the team at ASU-Newport that prepared them. 

"I am tremendously proud of the success achieved by our students in the Practical Nursing program," Myers said. "They are a shining example of what can be accomplished through hard work, dedication and perseverance. I am excited to see what they accomplish in the future! I am equally proud of our Nursing faculty. We have a solid team who cares about the success of their students which is evidenced through this cohort’s outstanding pass rate. Congratulations to all!"

To learn more about ASU-Newport's nursing and health professions programs click here