SCC Nursing Graduates Outperform State, National Averages


In the last quarter of 2019, 100% of nursing students who graduated from SCC's LPN and RN programs successfully passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) as reported by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

The 2019 year end results were just as impressive with the NCLEX-PN pass rate at 100% and NCLEX-RN pass rate at 94%. SCC nursing graduates far outperformed both state and national averages.

The NCLEX is the licensure test that nursing graduates must pass before they can take on nursing positions.

"Our nursing students are dedicated from the moment they take their first class, and it shows with these passing rates," says SCC Dean of Health Professions Kristi Schroeder.

Nursing graduate hugs nursing faculty member at pinning ceremony

Schroeder points out that SCC nursing students regularly outperform their state and national peers.

"We feel that's a sign of the high level of quality and academic rigor of our programs," she says. "When our students graduate, they truly know their stuff."

She says nurses are in very high demand. SCC is with the students through the whole program to encourage and help them achieve their goals, starting with passing the NCLEX.

Students considering a nursing degree with SCC may be eligible for a number of scholarship and grant opportunities, including the SCC Foundation scholarships and Iowa's Last Dollar Scholarship.

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