If you are a nursing school grad in Texas or most places, before you get to don your scrubs and hit the wards, you take a Nursing Licensure Examination, nursing’s certification boards. How well students do is a pretty decent measure of how well a school is doing in preparing our future care providers. Word on the street is that our UTMB School of Nursing had another great year, with a 98% pass rate for their students on the examination. To put that figure in perspective, this pass rate is the highest of all the UT Nursing Schools, and higher than all the baccalaureate nursing programs in Texas. Of course, had anybody asked me, I could have told them long ago that we train and employ the best nurses in the state, but a little empirical evidence never hurts.