Eastern Oklahoma State College’s nursing program is often ranked one of the top nursing schools in the state based on the percentage of graduates who pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is used by all state boards of nursing across the nation to assess a student’s competency and graduates must pass the exam to become licensed registered nurses. (story continues below)
Gina Bullock, director of Eastern’s Nursing Division, said the program consistently sees high pass NCLEX-RN pass rates that are well above the state and national averages. Most recently, Eastern’s graduates achieved a 97.5 percent pass rate compared to the national pass rate of 88.18 percent for first-time test takers at the associate degree level.
“Our graduates’ reliably high NCLEX scores speak volumes for the quality of nursing education provided at Eastern. This achievement is a direct reflection of our faculty’s commitment to train and prepare the next generation of registered nurses and our students’ dedication to providing quality care for patients,” Bullock said. “We are extremely proud of our graduates and the impact their skills and knowledge will make in the communities they serve.”
Eastern’s nursing program offers an associate of applied science degree for students to become registered nurses. The program has two tracks – a basic licensure program and a LPN/EMTP transition program for students who have been practicing as a licensed practical nurse or paramedic.
For more information, visit eosc.edu/nursing or call 918-465-1794.