CCC Nursing Programs Maintain High Pass Rates

After maintaining a record of success in state board exams, the Division of Health Sciences has not failed to hit the mark yet again.

Over 90 percent of graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs have been able to attain licensing by successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), exceeding the programs’ benchmark.

CCC Nursing Programs Maintain High Pass Rates

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Tue Nov 19, 2019

After maintaining a record of success in state board exams, the Division of Health Sciences has not failed to hit the mark yet again.

Over 90 percent of graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs have been able to attain licensing by successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), exceeding the programs’ benchmark.

About 95 percent of the ADN program’s most recent graduating class has passed the NCLEX-RN®. Exactly, 96 percent of practical nursing graduates have tackled the NCLEX-PN®, which propels them to the next stage of launching a healthcare career. With both licensing exams being computerized tests of mainly multiple-choice items, nursing instructors are intentional about preparing students for future jobs. 

According to Beverly Overton, the dean of CCC Health Sciences, the Practical Nursing program has impressively achieved high scores of 90 percent and above on the NCLEX-PN® in recent years. The test is made up of 75-205 questions. PN students use an online practice test called the Assessment Technologies Institute comprehensive review to prepare them for the exam. Passage of the exam qualifies them for positions as Licensed Practical Nurses.

“Nursing faculty continuously assess students’ comprehension of concepts/systems being taught,” said Overton. 

“The faculty and staff work toward the goal that everyone who enters the program will graduate.” 

In addition to recognizing students as persons of worth, Health Science personnel strive for student success that ultimately leads to graduation, passing NCLEX boards and gainful employment, says Overton. 

Assistance is provided when students lack comprehension. The ADN and PN tracks at Coahoma Community College offer structured classes with a detailed curriculum design as well as an environment conducive to learning. 

In excitement about the accomplishments, Overton praised her department, saying, “I am very proud of the graduates, ADN and PN faculty, staff, and the student navigator. It takes a cohesive, dedicated team to obtain success and maintain success year after year.”