Family Nurse Practitioner graduates achieve perfect pass rate on national exams

Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner

Graduates from the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs on the main campus in Radford and at Radford University Carilion (RUC) in Roanoke achieved a 100 percent pass rate on their national exams.  

“The success these graduates experienced on the national exam shows that we are educating the highest quality and most thoroughly prepared healthcare leaders of tomorrow,” said Milena Staykova, Ed.D., FNP program coordinator at RUC. “I am proud of these graduates and to be part of such a successful team.”

The FNP students at RUC are part of the Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing program, while the students on the main campus are part of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP), each with a concentration in FNP.

The results of the FNP National Certification Exam were reported by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Each organization administers a competency-based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners.

“This is an accomplishment that we can be very proud of,” said Marjorie Young, D.N.P., interim associate director of graduate programs in the School of Nursing. “These family nurse practitioners will become leaders on their healthcare teams, providing the best care available to our families, friends and neighbors across the region for years to come.”

These perfect pass rates are indicative of Radford University’s commitment to promote lifelong learning and an appreciation of what it means to be a service provider and quality leader in tomorrow’s world of health sciences, healthcare and human services.

Mar 11, 2020
Mark Lambert