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Student nurses pass with flying colors

Tuesday, April 5, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Yoxall
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The SCCC/ATS Nursing program has just received official notification from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) of the licensure results for the 2010 Nursing graduates. 

For the sixth year in a row, the SCCC/ATS 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 92.9 percent and the national average pass rate was 87.05 percent. The SCCC/ATS Practical Nursing program had its first graduating class in 1979 and there have been 18 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, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The SCCC/ATS Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program pass rate for first time candidates taking the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) was 88.89 percent.

The Kansas average pass rate was 83.8 percent and the national average pass rate was 87.41 percent.  More information regarding pass rates for Kansas Nursing programs can be accessed at http://ksbn.org/cne/multiyearpassrates.pdf

 "I am extremely proud of our graduates and the hard work it takes on the part of our students to achieve these results,” said Veda King, Director of Nursing at SCCC/ATS.  "In addition, our nursing faculty are dedicated individuals who strive to provide the best learning experiences possible for the students.”

Full-time nursing faculty members at SCCC/ATS are Nancy Bansemer, Sandy Brisendine, Tracey Stuckey-Gardner, Diane Miller, Laurel Lahita and Veda King.  Part-time instructors are Sandy Wolfram and Steve Hecox.

Contact King at veda.king@sccc.edu or call 620-417-1400 for additional information regarding the nursing program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.


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