Nursing Students Get 100 Percent Pass Rate

ASUB Practical Nursing Students

Administration and nursing faculty at Arkansas State University-Beebe’s Practical Nursing program are celebrating the recently released statistics from the Nursing National Council on Licensure Examination results, which showed ASU-Beebe’s classes achieved a 100 percent pass rate for 2019.

Dr. Jennifer Methvin, Chancellor of ASU-Beebe said, “We are very proud of all of our programs, but it is especially rewarding when a program receives information like this that reflects the continuing effort that students, faculty and staff invest in maintaining high standards.”

Joseph Scott, director of Allied Health at ASU-Beebe said, “This achievement is directly attributable to our hardworking, experienced, and student-centered nursing faculty.  They spend countless hours in the classroom, as well as working to find ways to improve our program each semester.  Our community partners should also be proud of this achievement, as ASU-Beebe students spend many hours rotating through local clinical sites used to train our future practical nurses.

This testing result includes two overlapping class groups at ASU-Beebe’s nursing program noted Judy Hillman, interim director of Practical Nursing.  “These 40 students included 20 from our January thru December class, as well as 20 from our June 2018 to May 2019 classes.”  Hillman added that ASU-Beebe had previously also achieved a 100 percent pass rate in 2014.

“There are a number of combined factors that add quality to our program,” said Hillman.  “We combine quality classroom instruction with new simulations technology in our clinical labs and great clinical partners where students work side by side with licensed professionals to gain hands-on experience.”

Hillman added that today’s students learn differently than previous generations.  New integrated simulations technology in the clinical labs combined with stringent classroom reviews result in a more dynamic learning environment better suited for 21st century students.

Hillman said the newest class of 20 students just began training in June, but seats are still available for the class that begins in January 2020.  Individuals interested in a nursing career are encouraged to contact Hillman at (501) 207-6200 for more information on the program.

Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates and non-credit training for business and industry.

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