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One hundred percent of students from the WIU School of Nursing passed the national licensure exam in 2017.
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WIU School of Nursing Has 100 Percent Pass Rate on Licensure Exam

April 5, 2018

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MACOMB, IL – One hundred percent of the Western Illinois University School of Nursing students who took the required National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) in 2017 passed, surpassing the national average of 83.29 percent.

After students graduate from the WIU School of Nursing, they must then pass the national exam to be licensed in the state they wish to practice, according to WIU School of Nursing Director P. Lea Monahan.

"Congratulations to all May graduates for a job well done," said Monahan.

WIU began offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in Fall 2009. Once a student graduates and passes their boards, they are a BSN, RN.

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) approved the program in 2008. Since the program began, numerous additions have been made including the online RN to BSN program. The WIU School of Nursing has also received numerous accolades for program quality and affordability.

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