Nursing Grads Score High on National Exam
March 20, 2009
More than 94 percent of Atlantic Cape Community College's 2008 nursing graduates recently passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), well above the average national passing rate of 86.2 percent.
Sixty-seven of the 71 ACCC students who took the exam passed and will receive their R.N. license.
ACCC's two-year nursing degree program prepares students for first-level positions as registered nurses. Students in the nursing program complete general education and nursing courses and, in a clinical component, provide direct nursing care to patients in acute, long-term community health care agencies under the guidance of qualified nursing faculty.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and have the educational requirements necessary to take the NCLEX for R.N. licensure.
In an effort to encourage nurses to continue their education and provide for advancing job opportunities, the nursing program has an advanced placement process for licensed practical nurses in place.
Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Students must pass each program course with a "C" or better to remain in the program, and must complete the program in five years from the date of acceptance.
For more information on ACCC's nursing program, call Myrna Morales-Keklak, acting chairperson, nursing department, (609) 343-5033.