DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

Department of Nursing

Nursing Policies
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School of Nursing and Health Sciences
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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICESSCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF NURSINGNURSING POLICIESSTANDARDIZED COMPREHENSIVE EXIT EXAMS (PRE-LICENSURE BACCARLAUREATE) 
Standardized Comprehensive Exit Exams (Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate)

  • The standardized comprehensive exit examination is a proctored exam that tests the student's ability to critically analyze, organize and synthesize material learned over the total period of matriculation for the degree.
  • Students are required to take this exit exam and to achieve a satisfactory score of 900 or higher in order to sit for the licensing exam (NCLEX).
  • The comprehensive exit exam is given during the last semester of the senior year in NURS 4035 as a course requirement.
  • Failure to achieve a satisfactory score of 900 will result in a delay in graduation.
  • If the student achieves a 900 or higher on the first attempt on the comprehensive exit examination, the student is still required to take Version 2 of the comprehensive exit examination.
  • The cost of any attempt after the first three (3) will be borne by the student.
  • After remediation that is determined by the remediation coordinator, students will have additional attempts to take the comprehensive exit exam and achieve a 900 or higher. Please see chart below for details.
  • Once a score of 900 is achieved on an Exit Exam, information regarding completion of the nursing education program will be submitted to the State Board of Nursing. This submission is required for eligibility to take the licensing exam (NCLEX).

Semester Activities Requirement
Final semester of senior year Student will be given 3 opportunities to take the Exit Exams 1-3 (HESI). Students must achieve a 900 or above to be eligible to take the licensing exam (NCLEX)as an RMU graduate

Students who do not achieve a 900 or above on Exit Exams (HESI) 1, 2 or 3 are unable to sit for the licensing exam (NCLEX) as a graduate of RMU.

Students who do not achieve a 900 score will receive an “Failing” grade in NURS 4035
Subsequent semester If the student did not achieve a 900 or above on Exit Exams (HESI) 1, 2, or 3, the student must enroll in a 2 credit course to remediate.

Student will take Exit Exam (HESI) 4 and 5
Students must achieve a 900 or above on Exit Exams 4 or 5 to be eligible to take the licensing exam (NCLEX)as an RMU graduate

Students who do not achieve a 900 or above on Exit Exams (HESI) 4 or 5 are unable to sit for the licensing exam (NCLEX) as a graduate of RMU.
Subsequent semester If the student did not achieve a 900 or above on Exit Exams (HESI) 4 or 5, the student must enroll in a 2 credit course to remediate

Student will take Exit Exams (HESI) 6 and 7
Students must achieve a 900 or above on Exit exams 6 or 7 to be eligible to take the licensing exam (NCLEX) as an RMU graduate

Students who do not achieve a 900 or above on Exit Exams (HESI) 6 or 7 are unable to sit for the licensing exam (NCLEX) as a graduate of RMU.
Subsequent semester If the student did not achieve a 900 or above on Exit Exams (HESI) 6 or 7, the student must enroll in a 2 credit course to remediate

Students must have a meeting with the SNHS Progression and Graduation Committee

Student will retake 2 exit exams (HESI 1-7) each semester until a 900 score is achieved
Students must achieve a 900 or above on an Exit Exam to be eligible to take the licensing exam (NCLEX) as an RMU Graduate

Students who do not achieve a 900 or above on Exit Exams (HESI) 1-7 are unable to sit for the licensing exam (NCLEX) as a graduate of RMU.


Faculty approval 3/09
Revised November, 2012
Faculty revised January, 2013