Two classes of South Louisiana Community College’s recent Practical Nursing graduates successfully achieved a 100% National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) board pass rate. The two classes include the December 2017 class from Lafayette and the Spring 2018 class from Crowley.
The national average pass rate is 85.4%, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
“I’m so proud of the accomplishments of all classes but this is a testament to what hard work and commitment will do,” said Dr. Rebecca Harris-Smith, SLCC’s Dean of Nursing and Allied Health. “I also want to thank the faculty for a job well done.”
According a Gallup Poll released this year, nursing remains number one on the list for the most trusted profession. It has been listed as the number one most trusted profession for 16 consecutive years.
“We believe nursing is a calling that a student must be inspired to do,” said Harris-Smith. “Our faculty and administration want to ensure that each graduate is a competent, compassionate, and caring nurse prepared to provide holistic healthcare to their patients.”
The field is expected to increase by 12% in the next decade as the baby-boomer population ages, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This is faster than average for most occupations.
The college, which operates Practical Nursing programs at seven of its nine campuses, will graduate PN students this December from classes in Abbeville, Lafayette, Morgan City, and St. Martinville.
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South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Houma, Lafayette, Morgan City, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 15,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and industry-based certifications. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.