Georgia Northwestern Nursing Program Announces Pass Rate For 2013 Graduates

Monday, February 17, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) announced that the Associate Degree Nursing program Class of 2013 has achieved an 80 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

 

The NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) is the exam administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to ensure public protection and passing the exam is a requirement for nurses to obtain a license and gain employment.

 

NCSBN is the “not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concerns affecting the public health, safety, and welfare,” according to the organization’s website. “NCSBN requires a candidate for licensure to pass an examination that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse.”

 

The Georgia Board of Nursing, the governing body over GNTC’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, requires an 80 percent pass rate of first-time state board test takers. The current national pass rate for this board exam, the NCLEX-RN licensing exam, is 82.98 percent. The Georgia pass rate is 82.4 percent.

 


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