South Louisiana Community College’s Fall 2018 Practical Nursing graduates successfully achieved a 100% National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) board pass rate. The class includes the December 2018 class from the Lafayette Campus.
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 working hard and being committed,” 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 recent Gallup Poll, 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.
“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,” said Harris-Smith.”
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 operates Practical Nursing programs at seven of its nine campuses.