Date: November 4, 2010
This represents the second consecutive time that Southwest Tennessee Community College nursing students have achieved a 100 percent pass rate. Seventy-two 2010 Southwest nursing graduates took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and all 72 passed the exam on the first attempt, for a 100 percent pass rate. Mary Vines, department chair of nursing at Southwest Tennessee Community College, expressed pride in the graduates and in what they have accomplished. "These graduates and others that have gone before them are excellent representatives of Southwest and the nursing program." She explained that passing the licensing exam is required before a nursing graduate can practice as a registered nurse.
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