Southern Crescent Technical College

LPN Graduates Receive 100% Pass Rate on State Exam for Last Two Classes

Congratulations to the August 2019 and December 2019 Practical Nursing graduates for a 100% pass rate on their NCLEX-PN examination!

These 47 students (26 students from the August 2019 cohort, and 21 students from the December 2019 cohort) passed the NCLEX-PN on their first attempt.

The National year to date pass rate total for first-time testers is 85.63%, according to the NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing). SCTC nursing students are surpassing all of the National and State standards for first-time test takers. This is largely due to the quality of our students and the caliberĀ of our outstanding nursing faculty.

Kim Register, Dean for Allied Heath at Southern Crescent Technical College said, "To have a 100% pass rate on back-to-back cohorts is a significant achievement for both our College and our students. The NCLEX exam is both challenging and a good indicator of the quality of nurses that we produce here at Southern Crescent Technical College. I credit our amazing nursing faculty for this success. We are thrilled to continue producing high qualified nurses for our community and local healthcare facilities."

NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination. The NCLEX is a test that is administered to all nursing school graduates. It is meant to ensure that each nurse is competent and can practice safely as a new nurse. The NCLEX is based on Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT). CAT basically means that each test is different. Each candidate receives an individualized and unique testing experience. The NCLEX exams are produced by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Each year the NCSBN surveys newly licensed nurses in order to update and ensure relevancy for the NCLEX. This ensures that the test matches up with what nurses are really doing in their field.