JWCC Nursing graduates earn high marks
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John Wood Community College Trustees, meeting in regular session Thursday, February 7, learned that the College’s 2012 nursing graduates topped state and national pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for both registered (RN) and licensed practical nursing (LPN).
JWCC associate degree in nursing (ADN) graduates who took the NCLEX to earn registered nurse credentials achieved a 92 percent pass rate, compared to the state average of 91 percent and national average of 90 percent. A 100 percent pass rate was achieved by graduates from JWCC’s licensed practical nursing certificate program. State pass rates averaged 85 percent and the national pass rate was 84 percent.
“We continue to improve our nursing programs to provide the best trained health professionals for this region,” Ron Davis, vice president for instruction said. “The latest pass rates show these JWCC nurses have the same as, if not better, skills and knowledge than their peers.”
Davis noted that a consortium agreement with Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing has enhanced the quality of instruction in the final year of JWCC’s associate degree nursing program.
In other business, JWCC Trustees:
Approved submission of a $15,000 grant to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to increase literacy and adult education programming in Brown and Pike Counties. The College continues to build a volunteer base in this portion of its district to support rising enrollment in GED, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs. The previous Dollar General grant for this purpose helped the College provide 2,293 hours of instruction to 51 adult learners in the first six months of funding.
Authorized JWCC to apply for a Workforce Bridge grant from Bank of America. If awarded, the College would receive up to $8,000 to prepare unemployed or under-employed individuals for JWCC workforce training programs.
Approved submission of a $14,000 grant application to the United Way of Adams County for continued support of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) medical transportation service as well as the recruitment and placement of volunteers. Last year, RSVP provided a total of 86,789 volunteer hours to 71 community organizations.
JWCC Public Relations provided information for this report.