Kentucky State University nursing students earn 100 percent licensure pass rate
Students in the Kentucky State University Bachelor of Science in nursing program (BSN) recently earned a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
Five students in the first cohort of the BSN program passed the NCLEX and some have already been offered or accepted employment. The cohort included Afton Giles, Morgan Lentini, Olivia Steward, Kennedy Coney and Marlie Stoddart.
Morgan Lentini from Orville, Kentucky accepted a position at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in the progressive care unit.
Lentini said she loved the experience at Kentucky State and is so grateful to be an alumna.
“It was so relieving and fulfilling to know that all my dreams had come true and I had truly become a nurse,” Lentini said. “I was beyond proud of myself.”
Kennedy Coney accepted an offer in the emergency department at UK Chandler Hospital.
“It was literally the best feeling in the world to complete my program and pass boards,” Coney said. “Words could not describe how happy I was. The hardest part was finally over with and now I am able to finally start the next chapter in my life.”
Marlie Stoddart is currently working at UK Medical in the pulmonary ICU.
“Kentucky State was very welcoming and accepting,” Stoddart said. “I was at three other schools that told me I wasn’t good enough or smart enough to be a nurse. Kentucky State helped me through and helped me pass my NCLEX on the first try.”
The BSN cohort for fall 2021 contains 29 students.