With the New Year around the corner, now is a great time to boast of accomplishments attained during the 2013 calendar year in the Department of Nursing. Our student achievements are what we are most proud of- in total we had 90 graduates from all programs this year. To break them out individually it looks like this:
Generic BSN- 50 graduates (out of a 50 seat program for this specific year)
BSN Completion- 3 graduates
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)- 14 graduates
FNP-Post Masters- 1 graduate
BSN Completion- 17 graduates
MSN-FNP- 1 graduate
MSN-Nurse Educator (NE)- 1 graduate
NE-Post Masters- 2 graduates
We are proud of all graduates and wish them well in their future careers. We would love to see photos from your day! To share memories (of all past and present graduates) go to #BearGrads.
Also in 2013, our NCLEX-RN exam pass rate for 2013 on first attempt was 90%. That is well above the local, state and national averages and attests to the quality curriculum and knowledge base of nursing faculty. Speaking of BSN students, the Department of Nursing provides scholarships for students to receive financial assistance to support their studies at MSU. This year, 29 BSN students received department scholarships at the annual donor reception. To those students, these scholarships will help them achieve dreams and goals to make them better individuals in their community and medical field.
Our department as a whole has had several accomplishments as well. To date, we have received the following grants to allow numerous opportunities afforded to current and future students:
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) granted $50,000
$152,746 was received from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)- Health Resources and Services Administration for the advanced education nursing traineeship program
2014 brings many opportunities in our department. We look forward to working with current and future students and seeing what opportunities will be available in the coming year. Stay tuned to our blog for updates and notices of achievements! We look forward to serving you in 2014!