Ozark Campus Celebrates Nursing 100% Pass Rate

Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus has learned its May 2009 practical nursing class achieved a pass rate of 100% on the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).

In order to become certified as a practical or vocational nurse, individuals must pass the exam, which was developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to ensure that standards for professional practice are the same in every jurisdiction.

Ozark Campus officials say the nursing faculty is proud of the class for their accomplishment.  Janet Mickens, practical nursing program chair, added, “We feel that the information gained through assessing our program and students, coupled with the reconstruction of some phases of the course, have allowed the students to achieve their goal of a 100% pass rate.”

Bruce Sikes, chief academic officer, said, “The excellence displayed by these nursing students is evidence of the faculty’s commitment to using assessment to improve student learning outcomes. Arkansas Tech – Ozark is vigilant in its efforts to seek out strategies leading to student achievement in the classroom and into the future workplace.”