The New Jersey Board of Nursing reported that the first graduates of the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J., achieved a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN, based on the graduates who took the exam in 2012, according to a news release.
The program, launched in 2011, is a one-year program designed for those who already possess a non-nursing bachelors degree and are interested in becoming an RN. The programs first graduating class included 16 graduates, of which 14 took the NCLEX-RN exam in 2012.
“We are extremely pleased about this outcome and the performance of our graduates,” Phyllis Marshall, RN, EdD, MSN, CNE, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, said in the release. “They have invested a great effort and were fully committed to putting their lives on hold for the program.”