HCC NURSING GRADS EARN NEARLY PERFECT
PASS RATES ON NCLEX
Rates surpass National Average
Halifax Community College (HCC) nursing graduates have
scored above the national average on the National Council Licensure
Examination (NCLEX). According to the National Council of State Boards of
Nursing Web site, the exam is designed to test knowledge, skills and
abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the
entry level. NCLEX results are an important component used by boards of
nursing to make decisions about licensure.
HCC's registered nurses (RN) pass rate was 95% for those graduating in May
2006. That means that 21 out of 22 graduates passed the exam on their
first attempt. The national first time RN pass rate is 88%. The pass rate
for HCC's practical nurses (PN) class, which graduated in July 2006, was
94.7%, or 18 out of 19 passed on the first attempt. The national first
time PN pass rate is 87.9%. Passing the NCLEX is usually the final step in
the nurse licensure process.
The exam is given to RNs and PNs in the United States and internationally.
Candidates may take the exam at any approved Pearson Professional Center.
The closest testing locations for HCC graduates are in Greenville and
Employment opportunities for nurses include those in hospitals, long-term
care facilities, clinics, physician's offices, and industry and community
agencies. For more information about the nursing curriculum, call (252)