Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) spring graduates of the pre-licensure nursing program have earned a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the test required for entry into the nursing profession. Twenty-two students took the exam, and all passed on the first attempt.
"These test scores are a clear indication that we have a program of the highest quality and one that it is among the best in the entire country," said Chancellor James Anderson. "I congratulate the students, faculty, staff, and most importantly, the nursing school graduates on this tremendous achievement. They have made the FSU family and Fayetteville community proud."
Pass rates of graduates on the NCLEX are generally regarded as the most important measure of nursing program quality. According to the NC Board of Nursing website, the 2017 national pass rate for bachelor's degree students is 90% and 93% for North Carolina graduates. These latest scores bring FSU's 2018 pass rate average to 97.9%. All scores reported are for first-time test takers.
Originally published July 23, 2018.