June 18, 2024

Shawnee State University’s Class of 2024 graduating class in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has received a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to earn their Registered Nurse (RN) license, School of Nursing officials announced.

BSN Class of 2024 group photo

The NCLEX tests nursing knowledge and skills, ensuring nursing graduates are proficient in providing safe and effective patient care across diverse healthcare settings. The exam evaluates the ability to apply critical thinking and clinical judgment, key traits for nursing practice.

“The achievements of our Class of 2024 reflect their dedication, hard work, and resilience throughout their academic journey,” said Dr. Dawn Summers, SSU BSN Program Coordinator. “Many balanced their studies with work, volunteerism, and family caregiving responsibilities, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to nursing excellence. I am immensely proud of each student and confident they will make significant contributions to patient care and the nursing profession.”

SSU’s BSN program curriculum is designed to equip students with foundational and advanced nursing concepts, preparing them to meet the evolving demands of healthcare. The four-year degree opens the door to a variety of career and educational options related to advanced degree practice in nursing. During the four-year program students receive an education that puts them in a position to be qualified for a competitive role in healthcare after graduating.

“Nursing at Shawnee State embodies a commitment to delivering high-quality care through evidence-based practices, grounded in scientific and humanistic knowledge,” said Dr. Summers. “Our graduates are prepared to identify clinical issues, contribute to knowledge development, and assume leadership roles that impact patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.”

Serving those just beginning their nursing educational journey to licensed nurses seeking high-quality educational opportunities, the SSU School of Nursing continues to respond to the demand for more prepared nurses. The school is in the process of developing plans for additional pathways to nursing, including accelerated degrees and the recently announced addition of its newest program, the online Master of Science in Nursing.

The Bachelor of Science Nursing program at Shawnee State University is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. To learn more about the opportunities at the university’s School of Nursing, visit