Congratulations to Kentucky Christian University and the faculty and students of KCU’s Yancey School of Nursing. Their recent graduates achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the rigorous NCLEX-RN national licensure exam.
From the KCU release:
Entering Kentucky Christian University’s Yancey School of Nursing (YSN) facility, located on the second floor of a building shared with King’s Daughters Medical Center on the KCU campus, visitors immediately notice that this is not a typical university classroom building. Emblazoned on the door to the beautiful and spacious facility is the motto of the Yancey School of Nursing: Our Ministry is Nursing.
Abby Beck, Dean of the YSN, states, “We take very seriously the charge to educate students to exemplify the caring, compassionate ministry of Jesus Christ. There are many fine schools of nursing in our region, but a KCU nurse is decidedly different in terms of the integration of faith, learning, professional practice, and the all-important aspect of servant leadership.”
While KCU is a small university, it is producing unparalleled results. YSN’s 2011 graduates have achieved something very few schools of nursing across the country have achieved: a 100% first-time pass rate on the rigorous licensure examination, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
When asked how a small school like KCU is able to consistently produce such remarkable results KCU’s President, Dr. Jeff Metcalf, says, “KCU is wonderfully blessed with amazing faculty members who pour heart and soul into teaching and mentoring students. Dean Abby Beck and her outstanding colleagues are committed to excellence and students are challenged to be consistently excellent from the moment they begin their studies at KCU.”
The nursing program at KCU is notoriously rigorous, even being described by many as the most challenging program on the campus of KCU. “I am often asked,” states Dr. Metcalf, “why the nursing program at KCU is so rigorous. My response is always the same. It is rigorous because KCU is committed to nursing excellence!”
Yancey School of Nursing students enjoy tremendous employment opportunities, even in an employment climate that is generally bleak. KCU’s students, who complete a bachelor’s degree as opposed to the more common two-year associate’s degree, also attain advanced leadership positions at an impressive pace.
Learn more about Kentucky Christian University and the Yancey School of Nursing at www.kcu.edu