Press Release

HLGU Nursing Grads Receive 100% Pass Rate

Thursday, March 14, 2013
by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University's thirty-five 2012 nursing graduates top the state and national levels with a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The NCLEX-RN is an exam distributed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing used to ensure and regulate that only competent and licensed nurses are practicing in the healthcare arena.

"I am very excited and proud of both the graduates and the nursing faculty for such an accomplishment," said Anne Riggs, MSN, RN, Director of the Division of Nursing and Allied Health.

"The 100% pass rate that we achieved with the NCLEX-RN has carried over to a general sense of confidence and achievement in our professional roles," said Andrew Schmidt, a 2012 nursing graduate. "The nursing program at HLGU did a superb job of preparing me for my job as a floor nurse on a Med/Surg/Oncology floor."

This comes as exciting news to the nursing department, but this is not a first time achievement for them. The nursing graduates and faculty also received a 100% pass rate in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

"I am extremely pleased with the news that our nursing students had a 100% pass rate on their boards. This is the result of the hard work and dedication of our faculty in the nursing program," said Dr. Anthony Allen, HLGU President. "Congratulations to all!"

With a Missouri state average of a 93% pass rate for first-time exam takers and a national average of 90%, HLGU students easily top the list.

"I love working with the students to help them understand concepts and to see them put it all together," said Nursing Instructor Terri Amos. "A 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate validates that the students are receiving what they need to be successful!"

The nursing faculty is dedicated to the program's mission to achieve excellence in nursing education by maintaining high academic standards in a distinctively Christian environment. The program's curriculum and instructional processes reflect educational theory, interdisciplinary collaboration, research and best practices which prepare graduates to be successful on the NCLEX-RN, and as practitioners.

Hannibal-LaGrange University's nursing program offers an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), LPN to RN program, and BSN online completion program and is currently accepting applications for admission. Nurses have limitless job opportunities, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and flexible hours.

For more information, contact Director Anne Riggs at 573-629-3143 or via email at ariggs@hlg.edu. To download an application, visit the website at hlg.edu. The program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations