By Erin Wood
Lake Region State College nursing students have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national licensing exams.
All student nurse graduates that took the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical or Registered Nurses (NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN) after completing coursework passed on the first attempt, said Karen Clementich, coordinator of the Lake Region State College Nursing program. This NCLEX pass rate applies to all nursing graduates who take the exam for the first time between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. Student nurses from the programs in Devils Lake and Mayville site had a 100 percent pass rate.
“LRSC does an excellent job in preparing nursing to start their nursing career and we are extremely proud of the graduates. The students’ hard work and dedication to nursing have contributed to the 100% NCLEX-PN and 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate,” Clementich said.
Lake Region State College is part of the Dakota Nursing Program, a successful partnership of North Dakota University System colleges created in 2004 to respond to the state’s nursing needs. The demand for qualified, safe, and effective nurses is critical throughout North Dakota - most visibly in rural areas.
Colleges in the Dakota Nursing Program include LRSC, BSC, Dakota College at Bottineau, and WSC.
The Dakota Nursing Program reaches students with a combination of face-to-face lab/clinical classes and video networking at sites across the state to educate future nurses.
A new class of Associate Degree and Practical nursing students will start courses August 25th at all Dakota Nursing Program sites to prepare for a career high in demand in North Dakota and nationwide. A practical nurse site will be offered for the first time by the Dakota Nursing Program in Grand Forks starting this fall. For more information on the nursing program, call (800) 443-1313.