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P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
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Motlow nursing program exceeds state, national average pass rate on NCLEX exam

Feb. 2, 2015

Motlow College nursing graduates have once again exceeded the state and national pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses, according to Pat Hendrix, interim director of nursing at the College.

Motlow's 2014 nursing graduate pass rate was 96.92 percent, while the state average was 87.44 percent and the national average was 81.79 percent. Sixty-three of Motlow's 65 graduates in 2014 passed the test.

"We really stress the importance of our pass rate on the NCLEX for our nursing program," said Hendrix. "Historically, Motlow's pass rate on the test has almost always been very high. We really owe it to our faculty for maintaining the continued success of our students."

While the state average is one of the highest in the nation, Motlow's 2014 NCLEX pass rate was the highest of all the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs. Compared to the TBR Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs, Motlow ranked second in pass rate.

The TBR is among the nation's largest higher education systems, governing 46 post-secondary educational intuitions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges (including Southwest) and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs across the state to more than 200,000 students.

For more information about Motlow's nursing program, contact Pat Hendrix at 931-393-1664 or