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May 16, 2018 7:45 AM ET

Fortis Institute-Nashville Nursing Program Scores Rare 100% First-Time NCLEX Passing Rate

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NASHVILLE,  — For 2017, graduates of the Fortis Institute in Nashville Associate Degree in Nursing Program were perfect! One hundred percent of the RN (registered nurse) candidates passed the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) on their first attempt – a rare achievement.

The NCLEX national average pass-rate for RNs is 88% (which includes major university nursing programs); some special exam prep courses proudly proclaim 97% pass-rate success. Fortis Institute-Nashville’s RN program outshone both in 2017.


“We’re proud of our nursing faculty and proud of our graduates,” said Campus President Curt Hemmeler. “We know they’re among the best, but a 100% NCLEX pass-rate for a full year exceeds even our highest expectations. Congratulations to all involved!”

In her letter to the campus’ Dean of Nursing Melisa Lepard, MSN, RN, informing the school of its 2017 passing rate, Sherry Richardson, RN, of the Tennessee Board of Nursing, commended her and the nursing faculty “for this significant achievement” and extended “best wishes for continued success.”

The NCLEX is a thorough, six-hour examination. It must contain at least 75 nursing questions; however, it can include as many as 265 questions.

“Perfection is a difficult bar to meet, even for accomplished nurses. That every Fortis College-Nashville RN graduate in 2017 passed the NCLEX on their first attempt speaks volumes about the quality education the school provides,” said Fortis Vice President of Nursing Dr. Sheila Burke, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC.

About Fortis Institute-Nashville

Fortis Institute in Nashville is located at 3354 Perimeter Hill Dr., Suite 105, Nashville, TN 37211. The campus provides educational training that helps prepare students for careers in allied health and the medical field. Fortis Institute is authorized as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. For consumer disclosure information, visit For campus-specific information, call 615-320-5917.


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