Bethel University’s 2023 ADN and BSN graduating classes achieved a 100% NCLEX pass rate for the RN Boards exam this spring. This achievement surpasses the national average by 21%. Students included five ADN graduates, nine BSN graduates at our Grace campus location and 17 BSN graduates on our Bethel University campus.
Over the last several years, Bethel Nursing graduates have continued to boast a pass rate above the national average. This is the third year in a row that graduates of our Grace campus program have achieved a 100% pass rate.
Graduates of the Bethel Nursing Department are in high demand. Many students have multiple offers by their spring semester, and employers report a 100% satisfaction rate. Most of these 2023 graduates have chosen to stay local as they move into the medical field.
For the past two years, the nursing department has been preparing both students and faculty for a major shift in the NCLEX test. The test now includes “next generation” questions that require a higher level of thinking to include the application of knowledge beyond memorization.
The Bethel University Nursing Department offers unique opportunities to prepare for the test. Each spring, students can take a practice test in one of their courses. In their final semester of the program, students take a Clinical Problem Solving course that emphasizes preparation for the NCLEX test, a course unique to the Bethel nursing program.
“We really support our students with NCLEX preparation,” says Bethel University dean of nursing Deborah R. Gillum, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE.