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February 8, 2023

SVSU nursing students excel on national licensing exam

Female in white coat talking with students in blue scrubs at hospital bedside

Nursing students at Saginaw Valley State University persevered through numerous COVID disruptions in recent years as part of their desire to care for others. That determination resulted in extraordinary performance on the national licensing exam (NCLEX) nurses must pass to enter the nursing profession.

In 2022, SVSU nursing students recorded a first-time pass rate of 92%, far exceeding the national pass rate of 80% and the Michigan pass rate of 79%.

“Personally, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that we went back to face-to-face instruction for most of our nursing classes in the fall of 2020,” said Beth Roe, SVSU professor of nursing. “We have continued to be committed to providing our pre-licensure program on campus face-to-face where other programs have not.” 

SVSU has grown into one of the largest undergraduate nursing programs in the Midwest and has maintained high standards of instruction and clinical preparation. For more information, visit