Longwood nursing students have set a new standard in the commonwealth.
For four out of the last five years, including 2020, Longwood nursing graduates have achieved a 100 pass rate on their required licensure exam, an accomplishment few schools across the country can boast.
To achieve this level of success on the licensure exam speaks to the caliber of our students and their academic achievements as they enter the workforce.Dr. Kim Little, professor and director of the nursing program Tweet This
“Our students show an incredible commitment to this profession,” said Dr. Kim Little, professor and director of the nursing program. “To achieve this level of success on the licensure exam speaks to the caliber of our students and their academic achievements as they enter the workforce. I couldn’t be more proud of them, and am thrilled they have made this achievement together, the way they started.”
Unlike most other undergraduate programs, the Longwood nursing department accepts students as freshmen, and they begin their training their freshman year. In practice, this means that students get four years of hands-on learning, compared with their counterparts in other programs who typically only receive two years of lab experience.
The highly competitive program routinely receives hundreds of applications, accepting just 60-70 each year.
“Year after year we see the number of extremely talented students who are excited about joining the Longwood Nursing Program grow,” said Dean of Admissions Jason Faulk. “The program is really a crown jewel for us--and we only expect it to become more competitive as its reputation continues to grow. Students who apply to our nursing program know they aren’t just getting top-notch pre-professional training, as evidenced by this track record of perfect test results, but also the kind of broad-based liberal arts education that helps them become the citizen leaders the medical field wants.”