Class of 2012 Celebrates 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

Date: 10/08/2012

The Jameson Memorial School of Nursing Class of 2012 achieved a 100% first time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam (State Boards).  The last class to achieve this milestone was in 2002.  Commencement exercises were held on May 25th for the 27 students who received diplomas.  The Faculty and staff of the school of nursing had a true commitment to these students and all students.

Congratulations to the following graduates:

New Castle, PA:  Valerie Fee, Michelle Kunselman, Andrea Lamb, Monica Morgan, Samuel Plyler, Lisa DeWitt, Salanda Smiley, and Gabrielle Thomas; Sharon, PA: Angela Currens; Grove City, PA: Jeffrey McGahey and Chelsea Semple; Mercer, PA: Nathan Oss; Greenville, PA: Brittney HenrettyEllwood City, PA:  Valerie Harper and Jason TriplettWampum, PA: Jesse Dean, Tyler King; Sharpsville, PA: Loretta Test; West Middlesex, PA:  Jamie Lauderbaugh; Aliquippa, PA: Emily LoVerde;   Portersville, PA: Corrin Newton; Cortland, Ohio: Brie Mahoney-Woods; Boardman, Ohio: Lindsey Gotto; Vienna, Ohio: Alyssa Sherman; Campbell, Ohio: Christopher Vokish ; Struthers, Ohio: Elaine Runge; and Youngstown, OhioKelly Bruner

Mrs. Jayne Sheehan, Director of Professional and Allied Health Education, proudly announced, "Through their hard work and determination the 2012 graduates of the Jameson Memorial School of Nursing Program have exceeded the 80% pass rate for first time NCLEX-RN® test-takers, required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, with a 100% pass rate. This accomplishment would not have been possible had it not been for the commitment to student success on the part of the entire faculty and staff of the School of Nursing."

The NCLEX-RN® and the NCLEX-LPN® nurse licensure examinations were developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The NCSBN is a not-for-profit organization which serves as the vehicle through which boards of nursing act and counsel together to provide regulatory excellence for public health, safety and welfare, according to the NCSBN website. The NCLEX examinations serve to ensure that nurses entering the workforce have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice in the field. The NCBSN developed the "psychometrically sound and legally defensible" NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-LPN® nurse licensure examinations. According to the NCSBN, these exams are rigorously regulated every three years to keep pace with the constantly changing health care environment.

The Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

The Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing was established in 1895 with its first graduation ceremony observed in 1898. For more information on the nursing program, please visit our website at www.jamesonhealth.org/schoolofnursingor contact Tracy Forletta at 724-656-4052.