For the first time in the program’s history, 100 percent of Pierce College nursing students passed their state board examination. This feat has only been achieved by two other associate in nursing programs in the state within the past three years.
The exam, called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a student is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.
“This accomplishment is a testament to the quality of students admitted, the hard work and dedication of our instructors, the quality of clinical site experiences, and the work ethic of the students in the program,” said Nursing Program Director Ronda Durano.
This special group of 30 students had already been through Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs and came to Pierce to work toward their Registered Nurse credentials.
Located at Pierce College Puyallup, the nursing program has a strong reputation throughout the state, and admits only about 30 students each year from a pool of upwards of 130 applicants. The application process is intense, but students who are admitted enjoy small class sizes and personal interaction with faculty.
Story reprinted, with permission, from Pierce News website.