Montevallo’s Poole among graduates who passed nursing licensure exam

Published 3:19 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019


MARION, Ala. – Hailie Cordes Poole of Montevallo is one of nine Spring 2019 graduates of the Judson College Department of Nursing who all passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt.

The cohort of nine graduates earned Associate Degrees in Nursing in May 2019.

“This news is a testament to our students’ and faculty’s hard work and commitment to excellence,” said Judson President Dr. W. Mark Tew, touting the cohort’s strong relationship and collaboration with each other. “With the current national NCLEX-RN pass rate average at 88 percent, this is an extraordinary accomplishment.”

Judson’s two-year A.D.N. program consists of 72 credit hours. After students successfully complete those credits, each will receive an associate’s degree in nursing and will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to become registered nurses.

“In 2018, according to the Gallup Poll, Registered Nurses remained number one on the list for the most trusted professionals,” said Dr. Robin Parnell, Director of the Nursing Program. “We believe nursing is a calling that a student must be inspired to do. The nursing faculty are committed to the students, our community and the continuous quality improvement of our program. We want to ensure that each graduate is a competent, compassionate and caring nurse prepared to provide holistic healthcare to their patients.”

The other Spring 2019 graduates are: Kristina Averette – Marion; Whitney Shanea Brady, Tuscaloosa; Shaton Council, Tuscaloosa; Davida Lashell Long, Moundville; Jessica Shinese Miree, Selma; Cynthia Newton, Selma; Caitlin Noel Osmer, Uniontown; and Josephine Doosuur Tion, Selma.

The Judson College A.D.N. program is now admitting students for Fall 2020 and encourages interested students to apply using the free application.

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