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NURSING GRADUATES RECEIVE LICENSURE RESULTS

Thursday, April 3, 2008  
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The Seward County Community College Nursing program has just received official notification from the Kansas State Board of Nursing of the licensure results for the 2007 graduates. The SCCC Associate Degree Nursing program pass rate for first-time candidates taking the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) was 95.24 percent. The Kansas average pass rate was 81.57 percent, and the national average pass rate was 78.64 percent. For the third year in a row, the SCCC Practical Nursing program pass rate for first-time candidates taking the National Council Licensure Examination for the Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) was 100 percent. The Kansas average pass rate was 92.06 percent, and the national average pass rate was 84.28 percent. The SCCC Practical Nursing program had its first graduating class in 1979 and there have been 15 graduating classes with 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN exam (1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007). “I am very proud of our graduates and the hard work necessary to achieve these results,” said Steve Hecox, director of Nursing at SCCC. “Our nursing faculty are very dedicated individuals who strive to provide the best learning experiences possible for the students. We certainly appreciate the support of the SCCC administration and Board of Trustees as well as the support provided by the employees of Southwest Medical Center, our medical community, and other clinical affiliates located in Liberal and in the surrounding communities.” Other full-time nursing faculty include Nancy Bansemer, Sandra Brisendine, Veda King, Susan Ingland and Tracey Stuckey-Gardner. For additional information about the Nursing program, contact Steve Hecox at steve.hecox@sccc.edu or call 620-417-1400.

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