Elon’s inaugural ABSN cohort featured on WFMY News 2 for perfect first-time pass rate

Tiffany Morris, inaugural chair of the Department of Nursing, and Lauren Myers '22 spoke on the 100% first-time pass rate by the inaugural ABSN cohort.

The Class of 2022 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) arrived in the fall of 2021 and after the 16-month program, all 14 graduates passed the NCLEX-RN, the national licensing exam for nurses. WFMY News 2 featured this accomplishment in a recent report.

Tiffany Morris, inaugural chair of the Department of Nursing, told reporter Sydni Moore that to have a 100% first-time pass rate for the licensing exam is an “extremely difficult” accomplishment, especially for a newly established program.

“We were the first group of faculty for syllabi, first course documents, first time that we actually implemented this program at Elon,” Morris said. “So, when students came to us, they were investing in us and trusting us to pass this exam.”

Lauren Myers, a member of the ABSN Class of 2022 and currently a registered nurse with Cone Health, said her time at Elon has prepared her well for a career in health care. “Our professors did a great job preparing us really from day one of our nursing programs.”

The full article and video can be found on the WFMY News 2 website.