Wayne State University

Wayne State CON students lead the nation in pass rate on national licensure exam

For the second consecutive six-month reporting period, 100% of WSU College of Nursing graduates sitting for the NCLEX exam achieved a passing score. During the period from April 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015, 51 B.S.N. graduates sat for the exam and each of them was successful. In this same time period, the passing rate for all graduates from schools in the State of Michigan was 85% and for all graduates in the U.S. was 83%.

NCLEX, created and administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX), is the licensing exam administered to all graduates of nursing programs in the United States. Successful completion of the exam is the last step in the process of achieving licensure as a registered nurse.

"We are so proud of our students who are exceptionally well-prepared to start their careers," said Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo. “The B.S.N. program is designed at every step of the way to prepare students not only to be successful on the licensure exam, but also to be ready to make a successful transition from student to professional nurse. These exceptional scores are a tribute to the caliber of our students and to the very talented faculty who teach them.”