ETBU Nursing Graduates School 100% on NCLEX-RN Examination
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ETBU Nursing Graduates School 100% on NCLEX-RN Examination



Texas (10/10/11)-Graduates of the Department of Nursing at East Texas

Baptist University have once again obtained a 100% pass rate on the

National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

examination. Out of the 29 baccalaureate nursing programs in Texas, ETBU

was the only BSN program to have a 100% pass rate for the 2010

examination year. ETBU nursing graduates have demonstrated their

excellence by obtaining a 100% pass rate on the national entry exam for

four consecutive graduating classes.


100% pass rate for four consecutive cohorts of students is a remarkable

accomplishment for the students and faculty of ETBU Nursing. The

commitment of the faculty and the determination of the students are

reflected in this achievement,” said Dr. Ellen Fineout-Overholt, ETBU

Dean of the Groner School of Professional Studies and Chair of Nursing.


students view their studies and their careers in nursing as a calling.

They are dedicated to excellence in their approach to care and the

outcomes they achieve,” added Dr. Fineout-Overholt.


Nurses (RN) are licensed professionals who must meet several

requirements prior to receiving their license. Nursing graduates cannot

work as RNs without passing the NCLEX-RN.


students who wish to become RNs can either choose an associate degree

program or baccalaureate program like the one at ETBU.  Out of the 92 RN

programs in the state of Texas in 2010, ETBU nursing was one of five

programs with a 100% pass rate on NCLEX-RN.


Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sherilyn Emberton said,

“The success of professional programs depends on the ability of program

graduates to successfully obtain licensure. East Texas Baptist

University is blessed to have a program to offer our students that

delivers such quality academic training demonstrated by continued

perfect scoring on the national exam.”


is very evident from the sustained level of excellence of our graduates

that the ETBU Nursing Program is among the very best in the State of

Texas. This is a testament to the hard work of our students, faculty,

staff, and partners in clinical settings,” added Dr. Dub Oliver,

President of ETBU.

In 2012, as ETBU celebrates its Centennial, the Nursing Department will celebrate its 20th

anniversary. ETBU Nursing is a nationally accredited program that is

dedicated to ensuring a mentored experience for students who are called

to be professional nurses. The faculty and staff of ETBU Nursing are

intentional about providing spiritual, personal, and professional

development of every student they mentor.    


Dr. Fineout-Overholt concluded by saying, “We are very proud of our

students and know they will continue to represent ETBU Nursing well as

they intentionally transform lives throughout their careers as

professional nurses.”

            For information about the ETBU Department of Nursing, call 903-923-2010 or visit

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