For the sixth time in eight years, Wingate’s nursing program has earned a 100-percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
“All 25 of our 2023 graduates passed the NCLEX-RN on their first try,” says Dr. Kristen Barbee, program director and associate professor. In fact, in the past eight years, only three students failed on their first try and had to take the exam a second time.
Barbee says the perfect pass rate is, in part, a result of strong classroom and clinical instruction as well as Wingate’s small class sizes, which help create an intimate and supportive learning environment.
“We really are a family,” she says.
Kristen Nadeau, a member of the class of 2023 who recently started work as a pediatric hematology/oncology RN at Levine Children’s Hospital, agrees.
“I had an amazing experience at Wingate,” Nadeau says. “I felt supported by each of our professors from the beginning of the program. They provided me with the skills and confidence I need.”
Wingate’s 100 percent pass rate was more than 10 percentage points higher than the national average (89.52 percent) for baccalaureate programs this year. The national pass rate among all U.S.-educated grads, including those in diploma or associate-degree programs, is 87.62 percent.
High school seniors interested in studying nursing at Wingate should apply to the University by Oct. 1 to be considered for direct admission into the program.
Learn more about the Nursing Advantage at Wingate.edu.