For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: November 4, 2010

Southwest's 2010 Nursing Graduates Score 100 Percent Pass Rate on the National Council Licensure Exam

This represents the second consecutive time that Southwest Tennessee Community College nursing students have achieved a 100 percent pass rate. Seventy-two 2010 Southwest nursing graduates took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and all 72 passed the exam on the first attempt, for a 100 percent pass rate. Mary Vines, department chair of nursing at Southwest Tennessee Community College, expressed pride in the graduates and in what they have accomplished. "These graduates and others that have gone before them are excellent representatives of Southwest and the nursing program." She explained that passing the licensing exam is required before a nursing graduate can practice as a registered nurse.

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For more information contact: Robert G. Miller, (901) 333-4368 or via e-mail: rgmiller1@southwest.tn.edu