College Nursing program celebrates success
(CONCORDIA, KS) – The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Cloud County Community College (CCCC) announces that its 2013 nursing program graduates’ pass rate tied for the top pass rate in Kansas.
CCCC’s 2013 nursing class pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam was 96 percent, leaving Cloud’s program tied with a University program for the top pass rate in the state of Kansas. According to CCCC Nursing faculty, the rigor of the exam increased in 2013, but Cloud nursing students, at a 96 percent pass rate, well exceeded the national average pass rate of 83 percent.
The nursing program at CCCC also received confirmation of continued accreditation through 2019 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).
The 37th Annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony for the class of 2014 will take place in Arley Bryant Gymnasium at 4 pm, Friday, May 16. They will graduate at the 7 pm Commencement Exercises at Harold M. Clark Stadium in Concordia.
Vera Streit and Deb McDonald will also be honored at the Nurses Pinning Ceremony and Reception. Both are retiring after having served the profession as nurse educators at Cloud County Community College and North Central Kansas Technical College for more than 30 years.
Krista Bryant, Nursing Department Chairman, Della Strait and Tena Elwood, full-time nursing faculty, invite nursing alumni and interested members of the public to also recognize them with attendance at these events, or with a note of appreciation to be sent care of the Nursing Department at CCCC.
The Nursing Program at Cloud County Community College is approved by the State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This program is for individuals who are currently Licensed Practical Nurses whose career goal is registered nursing. After completing the program, students receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to write the licensure examination for registered nurses.
Applicants for the ADN program must be practical nurses or in a practical nursing program with licensure by August 1.