Bethel University Nursing Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate

Bethel University’s May 2016 nursing graduates have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX, the nurse licensure examination that determines nurse readiness. The national average pass rate is around 86 percent. This is the third time in the last four years the school has achieved the perfect 100 percent pass rate, according to Mary Bess Griffith, Program Director.

     “I cannot say enough about the effort of all of our faculty as well as of the students in accomplishing this outcome,” Griffith said. “We’ve all set high standards – not just because we want only the best for our students but because we want to ensure that all future patients get the highest level of nursing care.”

     Griffith also pointed out that all May 2016 graduates are already employed.

     “They will be working in McKenzie, Paris, Union City, Jackson, Memphis, Knoxville, Murfreesboro and even in Florida and South Carolina,” she said. “We are so thankful for this group of new nurses who have committed to the nursing profession and who will be making a difference in the lives of their patients.”

      “Our nursing program is a really good example of what we want to accomplish for our students,” said Bethel University President, Dr. Walter Butler. “They leave with the knowledge to make a difference in the world, and they are able to land desired employment.”

      The Bethel University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares its graduates for entry level Registered Nurse positions in primary, secondary, and tertiary health care settings and for entry into graduate studies which lead to advanced degrees in nursing.

     Bethel University also offers an online RN-BSN program that accomplishes the same outcomes as the on-site BSN program.

     For more information about Bethel University’s Nursing program contact Kim Hammonds at 731-514-1410 or at

     Bethel University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state of Tennessee. In 2017, the school, which is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will celebrate 175 years of service. Bethel University offers bachelor’s, master’s and associate degrees through a variety of learning platforms including traditional face to face instruction and online as well. Of late, the school has been recognized for a number of its programs. The Bethel University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program (which is a face-to-face program) was recently recognized as one of the top 6 programs in the nation for employment in rural settings.

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