RCTC nursing students earn high scores on board exams; exceed state, national averages

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) announced that nursing students earned high scores on their NCLEX board exams, exceeding state and national averages.

RCTC said students in the Class of 2022 Associate Degree Nursing program had 119 first-time test takers with a pass rate of 89.1%, and the Practical Nursing program had 26 first-time test takers with a pass rate of 92.3%. Both of RCTC’s programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education Nursing (ACEN).

The NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination Exam) is developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and tests the competency of nursing school graduates in the U.S. and Canada. The exam is the final step to earning a nursing license and every state requires nurses to pass it before applying to the state board of nursing.

RCTC Dean of Sciences and Health Professions, Jason Jadin said, “The NCLEX scores from students in RCTC’s Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs continue to exceed state and national averages. This success speaks to the quality of education students receive from RCTC’s dedicated faculty and staff.”

“In addition to NCLEX success, students complete and are employed in nursing. RCTC nursing graduates will continue to have opportunities for upward mobility in nursing and have the foundation for a lifelong meaningful career in nursing,” states RCTC’s Associate Dean of Nursing, Susan Jansen. Jansen adds “RCTC is committed to the success of its students by providing excellent student support services and a quality nursing curriculum developed by qualified faculty.”