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|Date: April 4, 2001
Who/What: LC Nursing Grads Have 95.8% Pass Rate on National Exam Where: Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho; Nursing Division
Contact: Donna Brandmeyer, 208-792-2250
LC Nursing Grads Exceed State and National Averages on National Exam
Graduates of LCSCs Nursing school have demonstrated their readiness and preparation for work in their field by returning a 95.8% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nursing. The pass rate is for May 2000 graduates and represents results for first-time test takers. The NCLEX is the national test required before nursing school graduates can be licensed to practice as a registered nurse. Those who pass are licensed in the state in which they took the exam.
For all U.S. test-takers, the first-time pass rate was 83.84% for the January-December period in 2000. LCSCs graduates also topped Idahos overall pass rate, which is 84.7%. The averages for neighbor states Washington, Oregon and Utah were 86.84%, 90.95% and 85.16%, respectively. L-Cs pass rate average is a significant achievement, according to Nursing Division Chair Donna Brandmeyer.
Brandmeyer cited the divisions hard-working faculty, staff and committed students for the schools high pass rate. Other factors noted were the colleges smaller size and more intimate environment, which affords more familiarity and student-faculty interaction than some larger institutions. The division is also very active in the surrounding community, working closely with health care professionals in the area to secure valuable learning experiences in the field. "Were proud to be able to offer a such high quality product in the more intimate, friendly, smaller school setting we enjoy here at LCSC," Brandmeyer said.
State College, 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501 (208) 792-5272