Schreiner University BSN Grads Again Perfect

Two years in a row 100% first-time pass rate for the NCLEX-RN

Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students recently achieved 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) – the second year in a row for the Nursing Program’s BSN degree program. The NCLEX examination presents the final challenge prospective caregivers must surpass before becoming a registered nurse. A total of ten graduates – Ian Hyde, Ramsey Degollado, Kierstan Gunnink, Bailey Hauer, Valeria Herrera, Robert Hensley, Jamie Latozke, Dyane Petitt, Brittany Corso, Joshua Woodhull – passed the required examination on their first attempt, placing Schreiner University among the few institutions to accomplish this goal, especially in consecutive years.

The overall 2019 NCLEX-RN examination pass rate for Texas programs is 91.90 percent (11,905/12,954), which is above the national average of 88.07 percent. Seventy-three active professional nursing education programs in Texas experienced a ninety percent (90 percent) or higher 2019 NCLEX-RN examination pass rate with nine programs – including Schreiner University – scoring 100 percent. Last year, the BSN program at Schreiner had a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN. NCLEX pass rates are monitored by the Texas State Board of Nursing and are viewed as a measure of how well nurses are prepared to provide safe, quality care for health care consumers.

The standardized test that every state regulatory board uses to determine if a prospective caregiver is ready to become licensed as a nurse focuses on four specific areas of practice. The first is safe effective care environment. This is about being able to maintain hygiene and control infections. The second is health promotion and maintenance. Then, there is psychosocial integrity. This looks at the ability to cope with the stresses of being a nurse and focuses on being able to deliver mental health care. The final and largest element of the NCLEX-RN exam is physiological integrity, which accounts for 43 percent to almost 70 percent of all questions. This covers the ability to deliver proper nursing care.

Schreiner University redesigned and improved its BSN program, and received the program’s approval from the Texas Board of Nursing last year. The philosophy, mission, and objectives for the redesigned BSN program are in alignment with the long-standing traditions at Schreiner University as well as the nursing profession. The recent student NCLEX-RN pass rates validate the hard work of the Schreiner Nursing Department over the past two years. Recently, Wanda Sparks, RN, PhD, was hired as the new Director of Nursing to oversee the nursing program at the university.

For more information about Schreiner University’s Nursing Program contact Dr. Wanda Sparks, RN, PhD, Schreiner University Nursing Program Director, at 830-792-7323, or at

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