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NDSCS nursing program lives up to No. 1 ranking

by NDSCS News

Posted on 8/10/2011

Photo of RN Nursing students at NDSCS
100 percent of 2011 graduates pass NCLEX- RN exam on first attempt

The North Dakota State College of Science Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN-registered nursing) students are living up to their number one status. The RN Program was awarded a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council of Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN). All 2011 NDSCS ASN-RN graduates passed the exam on the first attempt earlier this spring.

This is the second consecutive year in which the NDSCS ASN-RN program has had a 100 percent, first attempt pass rate. NDSCS attributes the programs' continual success to the dedicated, hard working students and the committed faculty and support staff. The programs clinical sites and preceptors also play a vital role in the students continued success.

"Congratulations to our students - a 100 percent pass rate is a significant accomplishment," commented Ruth Gladen, ASN-RN Program Coordinator. "Most of our graduates are continuing their education and we wish them continued success in their professional careers."

In early 2010, the NDSCS ASN-RN program was ranked number one out of 1,686 other registered nursing programs in the United States, as reported by Mountain Measurements, Inc. This ranking is determined by NCLEX-RN results.

2011 marks the seventh year NDSCS will offer a registered nursing program. Students in the program graduate with an Associate in Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam after graduation.

For further information on the NDSCS nursing programs, visit


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