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Performance: Gordon College Nursing Grads Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate

Print friendly Modified February 7, 2012

For the third consecutive time, an entire class of graduates of the Gordon College nursing program has passed the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX).

Each one of the 34 students who made up the May 2011 graduating class passed the examination, which is required to obtain a license to practice as a nurse in the United States.

All 34 members of the May 2010 graduating class, as well as all 66 members of the December 2010 graduating class also passed the NCLEX.

“We really do produce the very best nurses for the health care industry,” said Carol Purvis, interim chair of the Nursing and Health Sciences Division. “To have three consecutive classes with a 100 percent NCLEX pass rate is incredible. It reflects not only on our outstanding students, but also on our outstanding program, facilities and faculty. We could not be more proud of these nurses.”

The nursing program is the most popular degree program offered at Gordon College. Started in 1972, the same year Gordon joined the University System of Georgia, approximately 2,400 students have graduated the program.

The program was recently expanded and Gordon graduated its first class of nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in May 2011.

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