University of Dubuque’s Department of Nursing Named One of the Best in Iowa

For the sixth consecutive year, University of Dubuque’s Department of Nursing was named one of the best registered nursing programs in Iowa by UD placed second on the nursing advocacy organization’s 2023 Best RN Programs in Iowa list. ranked the Top 10 nursing schools in Iowa by analyzing current and historical pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) out of the 33 registered nursing programs in the state. The exam is required for licensure.

From 2016 to 2019 UD had a 100 percent NCLEX-RN pass rate, and this occurred again in 2021.

Within its perspective of academic inquiry, professional preparation, and Christian tradition and service, the mission of the Department of Nursing is to educate professional nurses to provide ethical, evidence-based, collaborative care to meet the dynamic needs of diverse individuals and communities. Forty-four students are in the pre-nursing program and another 44 are in the Bachelor of Science in nursing program.

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