Middle Georgia State University Nursing Graduates Exceed NCLEX Pass Rates For 2023

Author: Alexandria Brooks
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:00 AM
Categories: Pressroom | School of Health and Natural Sciences

Macon, GA

MGA nursing students place a leg brace on a training manikin during a lab class.

Middle Georgia State University’s nursing programs have exceeded the National Council Licensure Examination’s (NCLEX) state and national pass rate levels for 2023. 

According to the official 2023 NCLEX results, Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA) Associate of Science in Nursing program has a 94.12% pass rate for first-time test takers. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has a 97.52% pass rate for first-time test takers, with MGA graduates scoring higher than most competitors in the region. 

“I continue to be impressed by our nursing graduates and their accomplishments,” said Donna Ingram, chair of the Department of Nursing. “Middle Georgia State University is blessed with nursing faculty and staff who are committed to excellence and student success.” 

MGA is ranked fifth out of 30 schools for the highest pass rate for RNs with bachelor’s degrees in the state of Georgia, with 118 graduates becoming RNs. With 166 RNs passing their NCLEX in 2023, MGA is also ranked seventh out of 53 schools for the most new RNs in the state, significantly contributing to the nursing workforce in Georgia.  

“I am extremely proud of the nursing graduates from 2023,” said Dr. Tara Underwood, dean of MGA’s School of Health & Natural Sciences. “I also continue to be grateful for the outstanding commitment, leadership, and innovation that comes from our dynamic nursing faculty team.” 

The School of Health & Natural Sciences offers the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Post-Master's Certificate; Master of Science in Adult Gerontology/Acute Care; the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing; the RN to BSN Completion Program; and the Associate of Science in Nursing. MGA’s nursing programs are accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. For more information, visit mga.edu/nursing.