CTC nursing sets high mark for state licensing exam

The Central Texas College (CTC) Nursing department was recently notified it is ranked fourth in the state of Texas in the pass rate for first-time registered nurse candidates taking the state licensing exam. CTC students in the associate degree in nursing program recorded a pass rate of 94.5 percent for the year October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013, on the Texas Board of Nursing National Certification Licensing Exam (NCLEX)-RN. The figures are taken from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Education Program Summary of all first-time candidates educated in Texas Board of Nursing-approved programs.

“In a letter we received from the Texas Board of Nursing, it indicated the pass rates for 2013 were lower than normal, noted Sandra Thomason, director of the CTC nursing program. “So we are very excited and very pleased our students did so well and achieved one of the top pass rates in the state.”

Finishing ahead of CTC were Howard College (100 percent), South Plains College (95.74 percent) and Angelina College (95 percent). CTC was one of only 12 of 63 schools offering an associate degree in nursing program to finish with a 90 percent or higher pass rate. CTC’s 94.5 percent pass rate is higher than last year’s pass rate of 93.88 percent for CTC students.

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