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Schreiner nursing students ace nursing exam

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Schreiner University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing students recently achieved a 100 percent first-time passing rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses, making the second year in a row the university’s nursing program students have achieved that record.

Schreiner officials said the examination presents the final challenge prospective caregivers must overcome before becoming a registered nurse.

Ten Schreiner graduates - Ian Hyde of Corpus Christi, Ramsey Degollado of Shertz, Kierstan Gunnink of Comfort, Bailey Hauer of Pipe Creek, Valeria Herrera of El Paso, Robert Hensley of Ingram and Jamie Latozke, Dyane Petitt, Brittany Corso and Joshua Woodhull of Kerrville - passed the required examination on their first attempt, placing Schreiner University among the few institutions to accomplish this goal in consecutive years.

The overall 2019 passing rate for the licensure examination for Texas programs is 91.90 percent, which is above the national average of 88.07 percent.

Seventy-three active professional nursing education programs in Texas experienced a 90 percent or higher 2019 NCLEX-RN passing rate, with Schreiner and eight other programs scoring 100 percent.

The passing rate for the exam is monitored by the Texas State Board of Nursing and is viewed as a measure of how well nurses are prepared to provide safe, quality care for health care consumers.

Schreiner redesigned and improved its BSN program with the approval of the Texas Board of Nursing last year. Officials said the recent student NCLEX-RN pass rates validate the hard work of the Schreiner Nursing Department over the past two years.

Recently, Dr. Wanda Sparks, a registered nurse, was hired as the new Director of Nursing to oversee the nursing program at the university.

For more information about Schreiner’s Nursing Program contact Sparks at 830-792-7323 or at