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100 % of Nursing Graduates Pass NCLEX Exam

University Relations // 03.20.2017

College of Nursing

The Charleston Southern University College of Nursing has received notification that 100 percent of the December 2016 nursing student graduates have passed the NCLEX licensure exam on their first attempt.

Over the last 10 years, the CSU College of Nursing has maintained a 94-percent average NCLEX pass rate for first-time test takers, the highest average of all baccalaureate nursing programs in South Carolina. Nationwide, the first-time pass rate in 2016 was 84.57 percent.

Dr. Andreea Meier, dean of the College of Nursing, said, “We are so pleased that our students continue to perform so well on their licensure exam, and this is a direct reflection of the quality students that our program attracts as well as the rigorous curriculum and hard work of our exceptional faculty.”

These most recent CSU nursing graduates made up the first cohort of December nursing graduates.

Once nursing students graduate, they take the NCLEX exam as the final step toward receiving their nursing license.  The NCLEX is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.


Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.