The May graduates of Notre Dame College’s nursing program achieved the highest pass rate possible on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses as 100 percent of those tested passed the exam on their first attempt.

The exam tests entry-level competence of candidates for licensure as a registered nurse.

The nursing program at the college, 4545 College Road, began in the fall of 2007 under the leadership of Dr. Diane Jedlicka. There are approximately 150 students enrolled in pre-nursing and nursing classes for the fall.

The college’s baccalaureate degree program was granted accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education in April, 2010.

“The accomplishments of our nursing division in a relatively short amount of time cannot be overstated, and the majority of the credit goes directly to Dr. Jedlicka and the faculty and health care professionals she has assembled,” said Notre Dame College President Dr. Andrew P. Roth.