As the nation is facing a nursing shortage, Otterbein is graduating students who are prepared to immediately enter their field. Otterbein’s bachelor of science in nursing graduates achieved a 96.61% first-time pass rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) in 2021. Otterbein’s rate is well above the Ohio rate of 79.07% and the national pass rate of 82.48%. Additionally, nursing faculty at Otterbein University received an Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) Nurse Education grant of $200,000 to address the nursing shortage within the State of Ohio. This grant will support nurse education programs in Ohio to increase enrollment capacity of nursing students and nursing educators.