Newman officials were notified recently that for the year ending Dec. 31, 2011, graduates of the Newman nursing program had the highest pass rate from among all first-time registered nurse candidates educated in Kansas on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.
The pass rate of registered nurses educated at Newman was 96.36 percent, a full point above second place Garden City Community College graduates, who scored 95.24 percent, and more than a point and a half above the third place North Central Kansas Technical College in Hays with 94.74 percent. Newman’s pass rate was more than 10 percentage points higher than the Kansas pass rate of 85.88 – an average of the 34 nursing programs in the state – and almost 9 points higher than the national average pass rate of 87.89 percent.
Other students with health care related majors have also fared well. Sophomore Teresa Nguyen was accepted into the University of Kansas Medical School’s Preadmissions Program, which facilitates students’ entry into medical school. When added to the nine students headed for medical school recently announced, a total of 10 Newman students who applied for admission to medical schools were accepted this year – a new record for Newman University. In addition, three students have been accepted into pharmacy schools, two were accepted into dental schools, and one student has been accepted into a physical therapy doctoral program.
Students accepted into pharmacy, dental and physical therapy schools are:
Amanda Flowers – Pharmacy
Lon Hosey – Pharmacy
Abby Henning – Pharmacy
Emily Gerber – Dental
Ross Kee – Dental
Alex Bengtsson – PT
The nine students accepted to medical school previously announced are Anna Scheuffele, Jesse Gray, T.V. Nguyen, Nicholas Ojile, Chad Michler, Cooper Stewart, Christopher Stanley, Caleb McCormick and Cole Gillenwater.This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: April 27, 2012 Alex Bengtsson’s name was misspelled in a previous version of this article.