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The Gary Lee Spears Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Northwest Mississippi Community College campus in Senatobia.

Dr. Denise Bynum, director of instruction for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Department of Nursing announced that students in the Dec. 2017 and May 2018 graduating classes achieved a 93.9 percent pass rate on their first try taking the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). Northwest had 82 graduates take the test in 2018.

According to Bynum, Northwest ranked fourth of the 25 schools of nursing in the state of Mississippi and second among Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) programs.

Bynum stated that so far, 35 of the 50 graduates of the Dec. 2018 class have taken the NCLEX-RN® in 2019. "Up to this point, we have a 100 percent pass rate on the first try. Our goal is to be number one in the state and especially in the ADN programs. We are well on our way to reach that goal," Bynum said.

She stated that all nursing program outcomes including NCLEX-RN® pass rates, program completion rates and employment rates are kept up to date and can be found on Northwest's website under the Nursing section.

For more information on the nursing program, contact Bynum at 662-562-3453 or email dtbynum@northwestms.edu. Visit the nursing section of the college's website at northwestms.edu/nursing.

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