Nov 15, 2022

College of the Ozarks Armstrong McDonald School of Nursing ranks No. 1 program in Missouri

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. ­– The Armstrong McDonald School of Nursing (AMSON) at College of the Ozarks recently ranked as the top nursing program in Missouri for 2023, with a score of 98.85 out of 100 by

“We are excited and honored to be recognized for this distinction,” said Janice Williams, nursing program director.

“The success of AMSON is attributed to God’s favor, dedicated and expert faculty/staff, the compassionate and hardworking character of our students, and excellent support from clinical partners.”

In October 2022, released their annual RN Programs Rankings – 2023 Edition, placing College of the Ozarks as the top nursing program in Missouri. Initiated in 2017, the ranking system categorizes the nation’s college nursing programs based on the results of The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN exam), a post-graduation screening test which ensures nursing graduates are prepared for an entry-level nursing position. The ranking considers additional program features such as tuition cost, average program length, geographical coverage, and other measurable factors.

The program has achieved outstanding results since its inception — earning consistently high scores on the NCLEX-RN exam, achieving a 100 percent satisfaction rate among employers, and 100 percent job placement for graduates, often prior to graduation.

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Founded in 2006, The Armstrong McDonald School of Nursing seeks to provide students with effective training while pursuing their mission statement: “To present a Christ-centered, biblically-based, character-driven nursing education program, while preparing qualified individuals for a spiritual role as a professional nurse, providing service to Christ and humankind.”

Alumni consistently rate the nursing faculty as the top reason for their success. The staff engage in a one-on-one preceptorship with the students to familiarize them with a typical patient caseload, study for the NCLEX-RN exam, and prepare for post-graduation responsibilities.

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