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UMHB nursing program ranked highly among Southwest schools

The Scott and White College of Nursing at UMHB was recognized as one of the most outstanding programs in the country in the 2016 rankings of Nursing Schools Almanac. The study collected data on over 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States, and just 10% made the final list. UMHB ranked #34 in the Southwest region, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Programs were evaluated on three dimensions: the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered, and student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam.

The study names features such as UMHB’s Clinical Simulation Learning Center and the school’s notable NCLEX pass rate as reasons for the impressive ranking. Each year, more than 150 students complete the traditional BSN track, and over the past eight years, the program has had a solid NCLEX first-time pass rate of 85%, including several years above 90%.