New castle, pa.
The Jameson Memorial School of Nursing Class of 2012 achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the state board tests.
The last class to achieve this milestone was in 2002.
Commencement exercises were in May for the 27 students who received diplomas.
“Through their hard work and determination the 2012 graduates of the Jameson Memorial School of Nursing Program have exceeded the 80 percent pass rate for first time [state board licensure] test-takers, required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, with a 100 percent pass rate,” said Jayne Sheehan, director of professional and allied health education at Jameson.
“This accomplishment would not have been possible had it not been for the commitment to student success on the part of the entire faculty and staff of the School of Nursing,” she said.
The NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-LPN nurse licensure examinations were developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
The NCSBN is a not-for-profit organization which serves as the vehicle through which boards of nursing act and counsel together to provide regulatory excellence for public health, safety and welfare, according to the NCSBN website.
The NCLEX examinations serve to ensure that nurses entering the work force have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice in the field.
The NCBSN developed the “psychometrically sound and legally defensible” NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-LPN nurse licensure examinations.
According to the NCSBN, these exams are rigorously regulated every three years to keep pace with the constantly changing health care environment.
The Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
The Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing was established in 1895 with its first graduation ceremony observed in 1898.