SON Above Average in Licensing Exam

SON Above Average in Licensing Exam

The Boston College School of Nursing achieved a pass rate of 96.7 percent in the 2000 professional nursing licensing exam, some 13 percentage points above state and national averages. Graduates of the SON undergraduate program and SON students who have completed the first year of the non-nurse master's entry program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, which candidates must pass to become registered nurses.

The SON pass rate of 96.7 percent compares to a Massachusetts average of 82.94 percent for bachelor of science in nursing degree programs, and 82.52 percent for all schools combined. Nationally, the average pass rate for BS nursing degree programs was 83.9 percent, and 83.83 percent for all schools combined.

"We are very pleased," said SON Dean Barbara H. Munro. "For the past several years our students have had similar results, which means that we are consistently almost 15 percent above state and national levels. These results can be attributed to our excellent, committed students and to the hard work and dedication of our extraordinary faculty members. The School of Nursing's commitment to excellence in clinical practice is exemplified by these results."

-Kathleen Sullivan


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