Josephine Bean and Dashunté Furbert have become the first two registered nurses [RNs] to graduate from the College’s Associate of Science [Nursing] programme.
“Besides making BC history, they have underscored the quality of the programme by successfully completing the NCLEX exam with only having to answer 75 questions; instead of having to answer the entire 265 questions,” the College said.
“Dr. Mark Van den Hende, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs noted that the success is solid validation of the rigour of the programme at Bermuda College, and the committed efforts of the Director of Nursing Education, Mrs. Kathy-Ann Swan, Nursing Lecturer, Mrs. Renee Faulcon, the entire Nursing Education Team, and other key stakeholders locally and overseas.
Josephine Bean and Dashunté Furbert
Mrs. Swan also noted the achievement of the two RNs, crediting the Nursing Education Team, and all who assisted them on their educational journey.
“Always remember,” she said, “We can go fast and go alone or go far and go together.”
Students of the ADN programme must first successfully navigate the pre-nursing core of 6 courses [19 credits] and pass with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and a minimum grade of C+ [77 percent] in the Anatomy & Physiology courses. Only upon successful completion of the pre-nursing core, will students be allowed to commence core nursing courses.
Both Ms. Bean, RN and Ms. Furbert, RN will now be able to apply to the Bermuda Nursing Council for a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Bermuda.