Baker College of Muskegon Nursing Program Graduates Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam

Jan 22, 2010

All 29 graduates from the first associate degree nursing program at Baker College of Muskegon have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt. The national pass rate is 87 percent.

“For all of the nursing graduates in a brand new program to have passed the national exam is an outstanding accomplishment,” said Mary Ann Herbst, Ph.D., Baker College of Muskegon president. “Sincere congratulations to our students and kudos to nursing program director Jennifer Kaiser, faculty and staff. It was their hard work and dedication that helped our students to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills essential to the practice of professional nursing.”
The nursing program at Baker College of Muskegon was granted initial approval by the Michigan Board of Nursing (MBON) in November 2006. Initial approval and annual renewal by MBON entitles Baker nursing graduates to sit for the RN licensure exam. After the second graduating class, the Muskegon campus will be eligible to apply for full MBON approval and additional accreditation.

Enrollment in the program is currently limited to 32 students per year, winter quarter. However, beginning fall 2010 quarter, an additional 16 new students will be accepted into the program every year.

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