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UVI Graduates Obtain 100 Percent Pass Rate on RN Exam

Recent graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing who took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) all passed on their first attempt, putting UVI’s May 2011 nursing class at a 100 percent pass rate. All 16 students who earned Associate of Science degrees in Nursing on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix passed the exam on the first attempt, according to UVI School of Nursing Dean Dr. Cheryl Franklin. On the St. Thomas campus, nine of the 12 students who earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing took the licensure exam. All nine of those who have sat for the exam so far, passed on the first attempt, Dr. Franklin said.
“I’m definitely very pleased,” Dr. Franklin said of the pass rate. “It reflects on the hard work of the students and faculty.” She said the ultimate goal of the nursing program is to prepare students to provide quality care for patients. Passing the NCLEX-RN is the first step in meeting that goal.
“The test is really when they are out there on those units taking care of patients,” Dr. Franklin said. “Their education doesn’t stop here,” she said, adding that all licensed nurses must continue their education to maintain their licenses.

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Recent graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing who took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) all passed on their first attempt, putting UVI’s May 2011 nursing class at a 100 percent pass rate. All 16 students who earned Associate of Science degrees in Nursing on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix passed the exam on the first attempt, according to UVI School of Nursing Dean Dr. Cheryl Franklin. On the St. Thomas campus, nine of the 12 students who earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing took the licensure exam. All nine of those who have sat for the exam so far, passed on the first attempt, Dr. Franklin said.
“I’m definitely very pleased,” Dr. Franklin said of the pass rate. “It reflects on the hard work of the students and faculty.” She said the ultimate goal of the nursing program is to prepare students to provide quality care for patients. Passing the NCLEX-RN is the first step in meeting that goal.
“The test is really when they are out there on those units taking care of patients,” Dr. Franklin said. “Their education doesn’t stop here,” she said, adding that all licensed nurses must continue their education to maintain their licenses.