For the third year in a row, Henderson State University’s graduating nursing class received 100 percent first time pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for new nurses.
The NCLEX exam is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice after completing an accredited nursing degree.
“This outstanding accomplishment is a direct result of the excellent faculty and staff we have on the nursing faculty team at Henderson State,” said Dr. Shelley Austin, nursing department chair and assistant professor. “It also represents the hard work each of these three cohorts (2016, 2017, and 2018) demonstrated in the pursuit of their career.”
Austin added that all the nursing students had jobs by the time they graduated, or within two months afterwards by choice.
Henderson offers the following nursing degree programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (traditional) available on campus in Arkadelphia
- R.N to B.S.N. (online) available for registered nurses with flexible practicum projects with two different start dates: Fall and Spring
- Dual Degree R.N. to B.S.N. available at National Park College and in Hot Springs
- L.P.N. to B.S.N. (traditional) available on campus in Arkadelphia
- Online M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner
- Online M.S.N. Nurse Administrator
- Online Nurse Educator Certificate
Loan Forgiveness is available to qualified applicants with the new HSU/CHI Pathway Program. Go to hsu.edu/nursing for more details.