Wallace Community College-Dothan (WCCD) graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nursing (PN) programs have once again achieved outstanding pass rates on their NCLEX exam for 2021, with a pass rate of 92.31% for ADN graduates and a 90.99% pass rate for PN graduates. In a letter reviewing WCCD’s pass rates for the NCLEX exam, the Alabama Board of Nursing commended WCCD and its faculty for “maintaining high standards for quality in nursing education.”
Each state requires its nursing graduates to meet certain passing standards set by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The NCLEX exam is used to regulate licensing to become Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). The exam itself has been developed to assess certain competencies so that the candidate can perform as a licensed entry-level RN or LPN.
“As our graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing program enter the workforce as licensed nurses, we feel that the public can be assured that their knowledge is current and present,” says Dr. Jaqueline Spivey, WCCD Division Director, Associate Degree Nursing. “The public can also be assured that every measure is looked at and tracked to achieve the highest possible patient outcomes through the NCSBN, as well as by licensing through the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) and accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN®). As evidenced by the NCLEX-RN pass rates that continue to be achieved here at Wallace, we strive every day to improve and stay abreast of current practices to promote these high standards.”
“By utilizing innovative teaching strategies in the classroom, clinical, and laboratory settings, students are prepared to care for those in our communities,” said Dr. Gwyn Galloway, WCCD Division Director, Practical Nursing. “The mission of the Alabama Board of Nursing is to safeguard and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public through licensing. In addition to preparing our students to pass the licensing exam, we also teach our graduates to practice health care with caring and compassion.”
Since nursing is described by most theorists as an “art and a science,” WCCD nursing programs include concepts from the liberal arts, biology, psychology, and physical sciences. WCCD nursing graduates are prepared to utilize this comprehensive body of knowledge to provide holistic, safe, and effective care to help achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients.
Applications for admission into the Fall 2022 ADN and PN programs will open Tuesday, March 1st. Applications can be found online at wallace.edu. The deadline to apply is May 27, 2022. For a list of all WCCD health sciences programs and their applications, please visit wallace.edu.