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Baton Rouge General Rated Best Nursing Program in State

BRG historically graduates more nurses who pass national exam

Baton Rouge, La. – The Baton Rouge General School of Nursing has been ranked first in Louisiana by for historically leading the state in graduates who pass the NCLEX-RN exam. The National Council Licensure Examination has been the standard nationwide nurses’ licensing test for more than 20 years.

Recently recognized by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing for its 100% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN, over time the BRG School of Nursing has higher than a 98% pass rate for graduates, while maintaining consistent above-state and national average overall pass rates.

“We are honored to be ranked number one in Louisiana for our history of success,” said SON Director Carol Tingle, PhD, MSN, RN. “Our students, leadership and faculty remain committed to continued achievement.”

Since 1984, more than 900 talented nurses have graduated from BRG’s program. Many of BRG’s new graduates begin their careers at Baton Rouge General in the Emergency Department, Telemetry, Oncology, and on medical and surgical units. After entering nursing, some graduates go on to earn bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, and many work in management or leadership positions, or as nurse practitioners and educators.

To learn more about BRG’s School of Nursing, visit here, email or call (225) 387-7623.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.