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Hocking Graduates Excel on the Nursing Licensure Exam

Wed, Jun 12th, 2013

The Hocking College School of Nursing achieved a 95.65 percent passing rate for first-time candidates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing (PN) and achieved a 97.14 percent passing rate on the NCLEX for Registered Nursing (RN) program for the time period January 1 to March 31, 2013.

Across the United States, graduates with an associate’s degree only achieved an 84.15 percent passing rate for PN, compared to Hocking’s 95.65 percent passing rate. Nationally, graduates with an associate’s degree had a 79.89 percent pass rate for RN, in contrast to Hocking’s 96.30 percent passing rate. When taking the NCLEX, a graduate has up to six hours to complete the RN exam and five hours for the PN exam.

Nursing courses include fundamentals, geriatrics, obstetrics and medical surgical nursing. Additional classes focus on basic psychology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and pharmacology. Hands-on experience begins in the nursing skills lab before patient/client contact in extended care and assisted living facilities or hospitals.