School of Nursing exam results rank above national average

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Northwestern’s School of Nursing has ranked #3 in the Minnesota Board of Nursing results for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination). Northwestern’s program passing rate of 96.15% surpasses the national average of 87.48%.

Ginger Wolgemuth, Chief Nurse Administrator and Assistant Dean of School of Nursing, attributes some of the success to the hardworking faculty in the School of Nursing. “We have outstanding faculty who have brought with them years of experience,” said Wolgemuth. “They care and know students on an individual basis. On any given day, you will see faculty spending extra time with students to review course content, go over an exam and pray.”

Another aspect to the School of Nursing’s success in the NCLEX is due in part to the hard work of students. “We have been blessed with students who are making the sacrifice of putting life on hold to focus on succeeding in the School of Nursing,” stated Wolgemuth. “With over 900 hours in simulation labs and clinicals, including 96 hours of transcultural experiences, our nursing students have many opportunities to experience the various areas in which an RN can be employed.”