Alexandria, La., Sept. 26, 2018 – Central Louisiana Technical Community (CLTCC) is proud to announce that Practical Nursing students from the Alexandria Campus who graduated in May 2018 (Class 122) achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) on the first attempt.
The NCLEX is designed to measure the competence and skills needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse. All nurses must pass the NCLEX in order to receive a nursing license. There are two types of exams – one to become licensed as a practical nurse and one to become a registered nurse.
CLTCC students from Class 122 began sitting for the exam after graduation, which was May 24. Students do not test at the same time; therefore, it takes a few months to get official scores for everyone. The test is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
“This is a significant accomplishment, and we are extremely proud,” said Angela Brown, Practical Nursing Instructor at the Alexandria Campus. “They worked hard and overcame many obstacles. These graduates are now ready to fill much-needed positions in the health care industry.”
“Preparing our students for licensure is a priority because a license is absolutely necessary if you want a job in nursing,” said Teresa Gilmore, Practical Nursing Coordinator at the Alexandria Campus. “Our curriculum is designed to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX through hands-on training here at the campus and real-life scenarios at clinical sites.”
Editor’s Note: See attached photo of Class 122.
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