Cumberland University’s Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions announced its 2022 cohort made up of 61 students achieved an impressive 96.72% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Cumberland ranked sixth out of 48 institutions across the state and surpassed both the average state pass rate of 85.07% as well as the national pass rate of 79.91%.
“Our Nursing graduates are known for their excellence and are recognized in the field as some of the most compassionate and caring nurses,” said Dean of the Rudy School Dr. Mary Bess Griffith. “Our program is challenging, but incredibly rewarding. Our students have countless opportunities available to them after graduation. With a 100% job placement rate of the graduates who seek employment in healthcare and multiple employment pathways, we are proud to play a role in preparing some of the best nurses in the state.”
The Rudy School was recently awarded two significant grants specifically for Health and Human Services. The Community Project Grant through Congressman John Rose’s office as well as a grant received from the Jeanette Travis Foundation will continue to provide facility advancements and increased financial assistance to students at Cumberland, 96% of whom remain in Middle Tennessee to serve as healthcare heroes in their communities.
One of Cumberland’s newest facilities is the Cumberland University Center for Nursing Education Simulation and Training (CNEST) annex. Although students have been training for over a year in the CNEST building, the pandemic delayed a ribbon cutting ceremony. Now, Cumberland, along with Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital and the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as a Business After Hours and Cumberland Nursing Social event on February 23 at 5 p.m.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have our alumni and the community join us at the CNEST as we highlight the continued growth, advancement and success of our Nursing program,” said Alumni Relations Coordinator Caroline Haynes. “This is a night for us to celebrate our history and the impact this program and our students continue to have on our community at large.”
Those interested in attending can RSVP here.