UNG has best passing rate among nursing programs in state

The University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates had the highest National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate in the state from 2019-2022.

UNG BSN graduates posted an average pass rate of 94.87% over the four-year span in the list compiled by The College Application.

The Department of Nursing at UNG graduates about 200 students per academic year from its traditional four-year BSN track. In January 2023, UNG launched the first cohort of its accelerated BSN track (ABSNT) and is currently accepting students for the second cohort, which will begin in January 2024. Students in the ABSN track, who enter UNG with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in other subjects, can graduate in 15 months.

“We have a well-established BSN program. We have some of the top faculty across the state as educators in this program,” Dr. Heather Harris, interim department head of nursing, said. “We have a good mixture of experienced faculty and younger faculty with new ideas.”