Recent graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s nursing programs have excelled on national licensure exams.
For the eighth consecutive year, graduates of ECC’s Practical Nursing program achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, which is required for practice as a licensed practical nurse.
Eleven students completed the Practical Nursing program in July 2019.
May 2019 graduates of ECC’s Associate Degree Nursing program scored 89.19 percent on the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses. The national average is 85.17.
The NCLEX-RN measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry-level nurse. The Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2019 was a large class of 35 members.
These licensure exams are the capstone to nursing studies.
“We are very proud of these students for their outstanding performance on the NCLEX-PN and the NCLEX-RN,” said Barbara Knopp, director of nursing programs at ECC. “Most of these graduates are from nearby cities and towns, and many will remain in the area and work in local health care settings.
“We know they are well trained, and we are confident they will provide outstanding care to patients in our communities.”