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Perfect Record: 100% Licensure Exam Pass Rate Achieved by All 75 December Nursing Graduates

April 20, 2020

All 75 December 2019 graduates of the Wegmans School of Nursing exceeded the New York State average in their ability to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on their first attempt.

A patch on the uniform students wear at the Wegmans School of Nursing..

Fisher’s 100 percent exam pass rate far outpaces the New York State average pass rate of 89 percent. The exam results continue a rich tradition of success on the NCLEX exam; this past fall, 95 percent of Fisher’s May nursing graduates passed the exam on their first attempt.

The NCLEX, which is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, ensures entry-level nurses meet set requirements and demonstrate specific safety and care activity competencies before entering the practice. Fisher students have performed above the New York State average for the past five years, with a three-year average pass rate of 94 percent.

“The rigor of our program provides students with a solid foundation in the sciences and liberal arts, contributing to their continued success on this very difficult examination,” said Dr. Christine Boev, director of the undergraduate nursing program at the School. “Our graduates enter the workforce not just with the ability to be a good nurse, but the compassion and empathy required of good communicators and good leaders.”

The largest enroller of nursing and mental health counseling students in the region, the School of Nursing consistently achieves rankings as a top program locally and nationally. Students enrolled in the baccalaureate degree program benefit from the expertise of the School’s faculty, strong partnerships in the local and regional community, international clinical experiences, and the opportunity to learn in the School’s Glover-Crask Simulation Center.