5 June 2018 | For a second consecutive year, Loma Linda University School of Nursing’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Class of 2018 has achieved a 100 percent National Certification Examination (NCE) pass rate. In addition to this distinction, the class of 2018 is the first to achieve the result with a zero percent attrition rate for the entire two-and-a-half year program.

“This is a major accomplishment for the School of Nursing,” said Vanessa Jones-Oyefeso, DrPH, MSNA, CRNA, LLU’s Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Director. “The students have had many long days of studying and providing high-quality care, which led to their success, and we celebrate with them.”

According to a report on LLU’s website, the CRNA program was launched in 2011 and has since been making progress to the 100% pass rate mark. The class of 2018 also achieved the distinction of having 100 percent of graduating students find employment within six months of graduation.

“The faculty have developed an excellent program and delivered it with both high expectations of the students and a strong desire for their success,” said Elizabeth Bossert, PhD, RN, dean of the LLU School of Nursing.

She added that finding one’s first CNA job is “extremely important, as it helps the graduate in the transition from student to full membership in the healthcare team.”

Loma Linda University is an Adventist coeducational health sciences university located in Loma Linda, California. The university has eight schools and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. It is the denomination’s flagship health sciences institution.

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