A celebration is in order for the May 2019 graduating class at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s School of Nursing. Thursday afternoon the university’s provost was pleased to announce that members of the spring Master of Science in Nursing graduating class in the School of Nursing all passed their certification exams.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification board notified the school of their accomplishment last week. This unprecedented passing rate further establishes the university’s nursing program as one of the top tier programs in the country for nurse practitioners.
According to the university’s website, FAMU School of Nursing was established in 1904 as a hospital based program and became the first baccalaureate program in the state of Florida in 1936. Five years later in 1941 the Florida Board of Nursing approved the program and its graduates were permitted to write the licensure exam.
“We have met and exceeded a crucial nursing program accreditation standard,” says the School of Nursing’s Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Uloma Onubogu, Ph.D., MSN.
Onubogu attests that the program is fulfilling the immediate there is in the health care industry for nurse practitioners by training and providing high functioning professionals when there is a shortage of providers.
According to the AANP Certification Board the nurse practitioner certification provides professionals validation of an advance practice registered nurse’s qualification and knowledge as a nurse practitioner.