BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – All Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2023 graduates have successfully passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt, a testament to the dedication and excellence of students and faculty in the West Virginia Wesleyan College School of Nursing.

School of Nursing Director Dr. Tina Straight, DNP, MSN Ed., CNE, RN, said, “The NCLEX-RN is widely recognized as one of the most challenging professional licensure exams, and achieving a 100% pass rate is a testament to the unwavering commitment to excellence within our School of Nursing. This remarkable accomplishment reflects the outstanding education and training provided by our faculty and the hard work and dedication of our students.

“West Virginia Wesleyan College School of Nursing has a long-standing tradition of producing highly skilled and competent nurses who make a positive impact on healthcare in our community and beyond. Our faculty members are experts in their fields, and they are dedicated to providing our students with the knowledge, skills, and clinical experience they need to excel in their nursing careers.

“We are extremely proud of our students for their dedication and perseverance in preparing for the NCLEX-RN exam. Our faculty members have worked tirelessly to ensure that our students are well-prepared for this important milestone in their nursing careers.

“The 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam is a testament to the exceptional quality of education and support provided by the School of Nursing. It reaffirms our commitment to producing competent and compassionate nurses who are ready to meet the health care challenges of today and tomorrow.”

For more information about the School of Nursing, visit www.wvwc.edu/nursing.


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts and sciences college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan as one of its 2024 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan eighth in Best Value – Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 50 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, nursing and clinical mental health counseling; 20 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 50 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.