Beebe Healthcare’s Rollins School of Nursing Class of 2023 Achieves 100% Pass Rate

Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing Class of 2023: Front row, left to right: Marissa Malone, Abigail Derrickson, Michelle Littleton, Gianna Vayda, Madison Tuttle. Second row, left to right:  Lillian Santana Lima, Emily Joynt, Ava Moroz, Carleigh Zerkle, Alexandra Marion, Sara Robinson. Third row, left to right:  Vicky Murat, Lauren Gulbronson, Madison Hoehn, Makayla Hosler, Abby Olshenske, Sheena Stevenson. Back row, left to right:  Julia Jordan, Nathaniel Signor, Hayley McCabe, Madisyn Williams, Sara Wallace, Jessica Rigby, Kirsten Taylor.

October 6, 2023

LEWES, Delaware – All graduates from the Class of 2023 at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare have passed the national examination for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The 100 percent pass rate by students is not the first time the feat has been accomplished at the Rollins School of Nursing.

This accomplishment ranks the Rollins graduates at the top among all RN programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Rollins School of Nursing prides itself on outstanding outcomes, with National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) success being a top priority. This continues a long tradition of excellence in nursing education at Beebe Healthcare.

“Beebe Healthcare leadership and the School of Nursing faculty congratulate the Class of 2023 on their success and welcome them to the nursing profession,” said Karen Pickard, DNP, CNE, NEA-BC, director, Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing. “Graduates of the School of Nursing are well-prepared both academically and clinically to transition into practice and to further their education thanks to our amazing faculty and facilities at Beebe.”

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware. Throughout its history, it has consistently prepared its students to earn high pass rates on the nursing licensure examination. The Diploma in Professional Nursing is awarded at the completion of the program, qualifying graduates to be eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure as a RN.

The School of Nursing is owned by Beebe Healthcare, which enables the program’s nursing students opportunities in clinical areas that are unsurpassed by other educational programs. The hospital continues to hire 80% to 100% of the program’s graduates, which promotes the graduates’ professional transition to practice in the nursing profession.

The School of Nursing continues to update and revise its curriculum so that the most advanced, evidence-based education is provided. Lifelong learning and the advancement of education is integrated throughout the curriculum and the philosophy of the school.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness and restore optimal health for the people who live in, work in and visit the communities it serves. Beebe has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Health Campus; and the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiovascular, oncology, orthopaedics, general surgery, robotic surgery and women’s health. Beebe also offers walk-in care and lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a home health program and a comprehensive community health program.

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