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Aurora University scores 97 percent pass rate on national nursing exam

Posted by on March 22, 2017

nursingAurora University nursing graduates achieved a 97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for 2016. The university’s pass rate surpasses the state and national average pass rates, both of which stand at 85 percent for the year. Ninety-six Aurora University nursing graduates took the exam.

The NCLEX-RN is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.

“We have an awesome faculty who care about the students and their success. Our open door policy allows students to come to the faculty with questions and concerns regarding their courses,” said Mary Beth Hutches, chair of BSN programs at the Aurora University School of Nursing. “Last year each student who took NCLEX was enrolled in a preparatory class which helped students practice for the exam. We are continuing the class in the curriculum this year as well.”

Aurora University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program combines a strong foundation in the sciences with professional training and meaningful clinical experiences. With small class sizes — a 1:32 faculty-student ratio in classes and a 1:8 ratio in clinical practicum — students get personal attention from dedicated faculty. Many AU nursing students participate with faculty members in regional and national research conferences and nursing symposia.

Aurora University has recently opened a four-year BSN program at its George Williams College (GWC) campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The GWC site, located on the shores of Geneva Lake, features state-of-the-art facilities, a highly experienced facility and the same high-quality education that distinguishes the university’s nursing program in Aurora.

The BSN is also offered as an RN to BSN Degree Completion program online for RNs who have earned an associate degree or diploma in nursing and wish to continue his or her education.

For more information on the nursing program at Aurora University, contact the Office of Admission at 630-844-5533 or