Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences’ most recent student pass rate for the national examination to become a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN) is 94%. That’s the second highest among 34 Bachelor of Science in Nursing education programs in Illinois and fifth highest among 28 programs in Missouri.

“Blessing-Rieman Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates are among the best in the two-state area as evidenced by their exceptional performance on their national licensure examination,” said Brenda Beshears, PhD, RN, president, chief executive officer and professor, Blessing-Rieman. “In addition, they have qualities that are not measured by a test, such as compassion, critical thinking, and resilience.”

Dr. Beshears added the College follows a curriculum focused on a strong base of nursing knowledge as well as test-taking skills.

“Blessing-Rieman faculty work with graduating seniors one-on-one to develop and implement a study plan to prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam,” said Brandi Venvertloh, PhD, RN, professor and chairman of the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences RN-to-BSN Committee. “The faculty also offers test preparation review sessions for the students prior to taking the exam,” 

Blessing-Rieman’s 94% pass rate is for NCLEX tests taken during 2022. The NCLEX pass rate for 2023 won’t be released until 2024.