Moraine Park is celebrating its spring 2023 Nursing graduates who all passed their National Council Licensure Examinations (NCLEX)–a huge accomplishment for the graduates, faculty and nursing program!
The 49 graduates are now officially registered nurses (RNs) and are licensed to serve the immense needs in our local healthcare settings.
This accomplishment is exceptionally celebratory, as this was the first class to take the revised NCLEX, called the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN). Effective April 1, 2023, the NGN replaced the former NCLEX. With the implementation of changes, there is typically a dip in pass rates nationally; however, Moraine Park faculty made necessary efforts to ensure that future nurses would be ready for the updates, which shows in their successful pass rates.
“With the transition to the Next Gen NCLEX, we expected to see a dip in pass rates at the national level and even here at the College,” Katie Hughes, associate dean of health at Moraine Park, said. “However, Moraine Park faculty made necessary efforts to ensure the future nurses would be ready for the updates, which shows in their successful pass rates. I am beyond proud of everyone involved- but especially the new RNs who beat the nationwide odds with their 100 percent pass rate and are now using their skills to provide exceptional care within our local healthcare systems.”
The changes include an updated look and feel that is more realistic to the work setting for entry-level nurses. Additionally, the exam has now implemented a multi-level scoring system, which increases measurement accuracy and allows better differentiation of the candidate’s skills and the best possible measurement of knowledge, skills, and abilities. These updates to the NCLEX are the most significant changes to the exam in 30 years.