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Mercy Spring '11 Nursing Graduates Scores Surpass State and National Passage Rates on NCLEX-RN

(Des Moines) – Mercy College nursing spring graduates achieved a first time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) of 96% for the second quarter of 2011, exceeding the state (92%) and national averages (91%) for all nursing schools. (Source Iowa Board of Nursing).

Mercy College President Barbara Decker shared that, “We are pleased with this outcome and recognize the achievements of our nursing students and faculty in serving our communities."

"Faculty and students alike should be proud of their dedication in attaining this success rate! These outcomes reaffirm that Mercy graduates are prepared to enter the profession of nursing," said Dr. Shirley Beaver, Dean of Nursing at Mercy College.

Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only Catholic college in Central Iowa and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). For more information about the nursing programs at Mercy College visit or


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