The 2017 bachelor of science in nursing degree graduates at the University of Arkansas at Monticello achieved a 95 percent pass rate on the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

Twenty of 21 graduates who took the test passed and are now employed in healthcare facilities, Brandy Haley, dean of the UAM School of Nursing, said in a news release.

Twelve graduates were hired in Southeast Arkansas and eight in Little Rock or out of state. Passage of the NCLEX-RN is required before nursing graduates can be hired as nurses.

“UAM has a long-standing tradition of providing highly-skilled and well-trained nurses for this region and for the state,” Haley said. “The credit goes to the School of Nursing faculty for providing the individual attention our students need to pass the NCLEX-RN.”

Over the past decade, more than 89 percent of UAM’s baccalaureate nursing graduates have passed the NCLEX-RN.

Details: UAM School of Nursing, 870-460-1069.