By Jordan Beach
Reinhardt’s Cauble School of Nursing & Health Sciences has marked many achievements in the past few months with its first class of nursing graduates. Entering their careers, all 22 nursing graduates passed the NCLEX at a 100 percent pass rate.
As Reinhardt’s first class of nursing students graduated in December and participated in the University’s first pinning ceremony, 100 percent of the graduates left the program employed. The next feat they faced was completing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), a nationwide exam required of all nurses in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.
All 22 of Reinhardt’s first nursing graduates passed the exam, granting each of them the ability to enter their field with the long-awaited official title they’ve worked to receive.
“We are so excited that all 22 of our December 2019 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates passed the NCLEX on their first attempt. This means all of the graduates from the Cauble School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Reinhardt University are now licensed to practice as Registered Nurses,” said Dr. Linda Morgan, the Cauble School’s interim dean. “Our software predicted that 95 percent of our students would pass on the first attempt, and we exceeded this goal at 100 percent.
“I am so proud of our students, faculty and staff,” Morgan said. “From North Georgia to Metro Atlanta to South Alabama, these 22 students are now working as Registered Nurses and caring for the needs of their community.”
Reinhardt’s Cauble School of Nursing & Health Sciences continues to thrive, with its fifth cohort accepted in early January this year.