Wesley College Nursing Department secured the highest student pass rate in the state of Delaware for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The test is a standardized exam that every Board of Nursing uses to determine whether or not a nursing candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice. Wesley scored a 96.4% pass rate which represents first-time candidates educated in Delaware and the percentage who passed the exam. The national average of students passing the first time is considerably lower (87.11% in 2017). This is the second year in a row Wesley has surpassed the national average.
“We are so proud of the first-time success our students achieved,” said Wesley College Nursing Chair Robert Contino. “The nursing department works very hard to prepare them for a career in nursing and this test is one of several very positive indicators that they are well prepared.”
In addition, Wesley’s most recent class of 2017 nursing graduates are 93% employed fulltime in the field of nursing.
The Wesley College Nursing program is celebrating 50 years since the first class began preparing for the profession often referred to as a “calling.” In 1967 the first class of nursing students enrolled at Wesley and completed the associate’s degree in 1969.