2009 Family Nurse Practitioner class passes certification exam on first attempt
For the sixth consecutive year, Belmont University graduates from the master’s program for Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the advanced practice nursing examination for family nurse practitioners, administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
ANCC, the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, recently announced that the overall first time pass rate for the FNP exam was 93 percent in 2009. Belmont School of Nursing graduates did particularly well in the exam sections that measured assessment of acute and chronic illness, research and health promotion and disease prevention, exceeding the mean scores of all test-takers in these areas.
More than a quarter million nurses have been certified by ANCC since 1990, and over 80,000 advanced practice nurses are currently certified by ANCC. ANCC certification is accepted by governing boards throughout the United States, as well as insurers and the military. The program validates nurses’ skills, knowledge and abilities and empowers nurses within their professional sphere while contributing to better patient outcomes.
The School of Nursing is part of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing at Belmont University. Other schools and programs within the College include the Schools of Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy as well as the Social Work Department. The College educates future health professionals with a rigorous clinical-based curriculum and state-of-the-art technology and laboratories housed in a new health science complex that includes the Gordon E. Inman Building, the Health Care Simulation Center of Belmont University, and a soon-to-be-completed structure that doubles classroom and lab space and features a working pharmacy and center for health services.