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