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NCLEX Pass Rate for Mount Nursing Students Reaches All-Time High


Riverdale, N.Y. – The Department of Nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to announce that the pass rate for students in the nursing program who took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in the first quarter of 2017 reached an all-time high of 91.5 percent.

The Mount’s Department of Nursing prepares students to become professional nurses by enabling them to use critical thinking skills to address the complex health-related problems of a diverse population across the lifespan. The Department carries out its mission with an awareness of the diversity and needs of its community of interest and offers students a sense of responsibility, critical thinking, open inquiry, and self-respect, and acknowledges the need for lifelong learning.

Mount students use leadership concepts to plan, implement, delegate, supervise, and evaluate outcomes of patient care, integrate evidence for multiple ways of knowing when planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care, and ethically use information and communication technology to obtain nursing practice data. Students also document and evaluate patient outcomes, advocate for health care policies that address local and global health issues influencing health care and practice, employ evidence-based nursing care in a variety of settings through collaboration with patients and other health care providers, and facilitate healthy behaviors in patients in a variety of settings.

The NCLEX is a nationwide standardized examination that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice. According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the NCLEX examination covers four major categories to ensure candidates can cater to their clients’ needs: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.