TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Board of Nursing recently reported that the first graduates of Thomas Edison State College’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), based on the graduates who took the exam in 2012.
The college’s Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program, launched in 2011, is a one-year program designed for those who already possess a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and are interested in becoming a registered nurse. The program’s first graduating class included 16 graduates, of which 14 took the NCLEX-RN exam in 2012. All of the graduates who took the exam in 2012 passed.
“We are extremely pleased about this outcome and the performance of our graduates,” said Dr. Phyllis Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. “They have invested a great effort and were fully committed to putting their lives on hold for the program.”
The information reported to the college by the New Jersey Board of Nursing was provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and reflects the results of all first-time NCLEX test takers from the college who took the exam in 2012.
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Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education, the College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study. Students earn degrees through a wide variety of rigorous and high-quality academic methods that can be customized to meet their individual needs. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults, Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The College is home to The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College. Further information about admission to the College may be obtained by calling (888) 442-8372, via email at [email protected] or by visiting the College website at www.tesc.edu.