For the third year in a row, 100 percent of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program graduates at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first attempt. Last year, the national pass rate was 84.5 percent, while the pass rate in the state of Tennessee was 87.2 percent.
“A 100-percent pass rate for first-time takers of the NCLEX-RN examination for the third year in a row is evidence of the excellent education provided by our high-quality faculty in the supportive interprofessional environment of UTHSC,” said Susan Jacob, PhD, RN, chair in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and interim director of the BSN program in the College of Nursing at UTHSC. “We are very proud of our BSN graduates, who are very well-prepared to enter the workforce as professional nurses committed to providing nursing care to individuals, groups, and the community.”
The BSN program was established at UTHSC in 1950 with 26 students. The program was discontinued in 2009, but was successfully reactivated in 2012 .