LCCC Nursing Graduates Passing Rates Among Highest on NCLEX Exam

Lorain County Community College’s nursing graduates have scored among the highest passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Lorain County Community College’s nursing graduates have scored among the highest passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Thirty-one of the LCCC RN graduates – or 97 percent  – passed the 2011 second quarter NCLEX-RN exam, surpassing state (90 percent) and national scores (91 percent).

Additionally, the first class of LCCC’s Paramedic to RN graduates scored 100 percent with all 15 of its graduates passing the NCLEX-RN exam.

"These success rates are a testimony to the outstanding faculty leadership in the classroom, lab and clinical settings and the academic rigor they require for student success," said Marcia Ballinger, Provost/Vice President for Academic and Learner Services.

LCCC’s RN graduates are highly regarded by the area’s health care community and are employed at hospitals, long-term care facilities and a variety of other health care agencies within Lorain County and the region. "The rigorous education they receive at LCCC prepares them not only for the NCLEX exam, but for careers in the demanding profession of nursing," Ballinger said.

LCCC has successfully prepared registered nurses to work in this field for 47 years. Since 1963 more than 7,000 have graduated from LCCC’s RN program. 

"Because of the high standards LCCC has established for its programs and the success of its students, it has been a sought after partner for other institutions looking to begin their own RN programs," Ballinger added.

In September of 1992, LCCC and Bowling Green State University partnered to establish the Firelands Satellite Program. In this program Firelands College students take all non-nursing course work through BGSU and LCCC faculty travel to the Firelands campus to deliver the didactic portion of the nursing curriculum face-to-face. The Firelands campus program has its own complement of experienced clinical adjunct faculty and laboratory instructional assistants.

In 2003 the Terra Community College Satellite program was initiated after Terra Community College (TCC) was seeking a partner to assist in the nursing shortage in the area. This program was established with the long-term goal of TCC assuming the program independently after the appropriate resources were developed.  

"This first-of-its-kind program was established as an interactive distance-learning (IVDL) program, with the didactic portion being delivered via two-interactive video by the full-time faculty at the Elyria campus to the Terra campus," Ballinger said.

The TCC satellite also has its own complement of qualified clinical adjunct faculty and laboratory instructional assistants. The LCCC/TCC satellite program admitted its last class in 2005 and these nursing students are completing the program. Terra Community College received approval for its own program to begin this fall semester.  

In 2010 LCCC entered a similar relationship with Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) delivering the ACCESS LPN-RN Program to the Youngstown area where no LPN-RN program existed.  EGCC will take over and begin its own program in fall of 2012 pending Ohio Board of Nursing Approval.

And closer to home in 2009, LCCC RN students began to be dually enrolled in the University of Akron BSN program at the time of admission. "These students can complete a BSN degree in four years at the LCCC campus at a $40,000 savings," Ballinger said.

The LCCC RN Program also offers specialty tracks for LPNs to become RNs as well as a track for Paramedics seeking to become RNs.

LCCC’s RN program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN). The Ohio Board of Nursing is a statutory body that oversees legislative and regulatory issues impacting licensure, practice and education for nurses in Ohio.

Additionally LCCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accrediting agencies in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region where LCCC is located.

Both the OBN approval and HLC accreditation are required for graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination to become licensed in Ohio to practice as an RN. This Ohio licensure also provides RNs the ability to seek licensure in any state in the U.S and its territories," Ballinger said.

Since 1965, the RN program has been accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The NLNAC is a voluntary accreditation assuring quality programs for nursing students.

For more information on the RN program, call the Allied Health and Nursing division at (440) 366-4015.

 

LCCC Nursing Graduates Passing Rates Among Highest on NCLEX Exam

Lorain County Community College’s nursing graduates have scored among the highest passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Lorain County Community College’s nursing graduates have scored among the highest passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Thirty-one of the LCCC RN graduates – or 97 percent  – passed the 2011 second quarter NCLEX-RN exam, surpassing state (90 percent) and national scores (91 percent).

Additionally, the first class of LCCC’s Paramedic to RN graduates scored 100 percent with all 15 of its graduates passing the NCLEX-RN exam.

"These success rates are a testimony to the outstanding faculty leadership in the classroom, lab and clinical settings and the academic rigor they require for student success," said Marcia Ballinger, Provost/Vice President for Academic and Learner Services.

LCCC’s RN graduates are highly regarded by the area’s health care community and are employed at hospitals, long-term care facilities and a variety of other health care agencies within Lorain County and the region. "The rigorous education they receive at LCCC prepares them not only for the NCLEX exam, but for careers in the demanding profession of nursing," Ballinger said.

LCCC has successfully prepared registered nurses to work in this field for 47 years. Since 1963 more than 7,000 have graduated from LCCC’s RN program. 

"Because of the high standards LCCC has established for its programs and the success of its students, it has been a sought after partner for other institutions looking to begin their own RN programs," Ballinger added.

In September of 1992, LCCC and Bowling Green State University partnered to establish the Firelands Satellite Program. In this program Firelands College students take all non-nursing course work through BGSU and LCCC faculty travel to the Firelands campus to deliver the didactic portion of the nursing curriculum face-to-face. The Firelands campus program has its own complement of experienced clinical adjunct faculty and laboratory instructional assistants.

In 2003 the Terra Community College Satellite program was initiated after Terra Community College (TCC) was seeking a partner to assist in the nursing shortage in the area. This program was established with the long-term goal of TCC assuming the program independently after the appropriate resources were developed.  

"This first-of-its-kind program was established as an interactive distance-learning (IVDL) program, with the didactic portion being delivered via two-interactive video by the full-time faculty at the Elyria campus to the Terra campus," Ballinger said.

The TCC satellite also has its own complement of qualified clinical adjunct faculty and laboratory instructional assistants. The LCCC/TCC satellite program admitted its last class in 2005 and these nursing students are completing the program. Terra Community College received approval for its own program to begin this fall semester.  

In 2010 LCCC entered a similar relationship with Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) delivering the ACCESS LPN-RN Program to the Youngstown area where no LPN-RN program existed.  EGCC will take over and begin its own program in fall of 2012 pending Ohio Board of Nursing Approval.

And closer to home in 2009, LCCC RN students began to be dually enrolled in the University of Akron BSN program at the time of admission. "These students can complete a BSN degree in four years at the LCCC campus at a $40,000 savings," Ballinger said.

The LCCC RN Program also offers specialty tracks for LPNs to become RNs as well as a track for Paramedics seeking to become RNs.

LCCC’s RN program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN). The Ohio Board of Nursing is a statutory body that oversees legislative and regulatory issues impacting licensure, practice and education for nurses in Ohio.

Additionally LCCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accrediting agencies in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region where LCCC is located.

Both the OBN approval and HLC accreditation are required for graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination to become licensed in Ohio to practice as an RN. This Ohio licensure also provides RNs the ability to seek licensure in any state in the U.S and its territories," Ballinger said.

Since 1965, the RN program has been accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The NLNAC is a voluntary accreditation assuring quality programs for nursing students.

For more information on the RN program, call the Allied Health and Nursing division at (440) 366-4015.

 

LCCC Nursing Graduates Passing Rates Among Highest on NCLEX Exam

Lorain County Community College’s nursing graduates have scored among the highest passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Lorain County Community College’s nursing graduates have scored among the highest passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Thirty-one of the LCCC RN graduates – or 97 percent  – passed the 2011 second quarter NCLEX-RN exam, surpassing state (90 percent) and national scores (91 percent).

Additionally, the first class of LCCC’s Paramedic to RN graduates scored 100 percent with all 15 of its graduates passing the NCLEX-RN exam.

"These success rates are a testimony to the outstanding faculty leadership in the classroom, lab and clinical settings and the academic rigor they require for student success," said Marcia Ballinger, Provost/Vice President for Academic and Learner Services.

LCCC’s RN graduates are highly regarded by the area’s health care community and are employed at hospitals, long-term care facilities and a variety of other health care agencies within Lorain County and the region. "The rigorous education they receive at LCCC prepares them not only for the NCLEX exam, but for careers in the demanding profession of nursing," Ballinger said.

LCCC has successfully prepared registered nurses to work in this field for 47 years. Since 1963 more than 7,000 have graduated from LCCC’s RN program. 

"Because of the high standards LCCC has established for its programs and the success of its students, it has been a sought after partner for other institutions looking to begin their own RN programs," Ballinger added.

In September of 1992, LCCC and Bowling Green State University partnered to establish the Firelands Satellite Program. In this program Firelands College students take all non-nursing course work through BGSU and LCCC faculty travel to the Firelands campus to deliver the didactic portion of the nursing curriculum face-to-face. The Firelands campus program has its own complement of experienced clinical adjunct faculty and laboratory instructional assistants.

In 2003 the Terra Community College Satellite program was initiated after Terra Community College (TCC) was seeking a partner to assist in the nursing shortage in the area. This program was established with the long-term goal of TCC assuming the program independently after the appropriate resources were developed.  

"This first-of-its-kind program was established as an interactive distance-learning (IVDL) program, with the didactic portion being delivered via two-interactive video by the full-time faculty at the Elyria campus to the Terra campus," Ballinger said.

The TCC satellite also has its own complement of qualified clinical adjunct faculty and laboratory instructional assistants. The LCCC/TCC satellite program admitted its last class in 2005 and these nursing students are completing the program. Terra Community College received approval for its own program to begin this fall semester.  

In 2010 LCCC entered a similar relationship with Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) delivering the ACCESS LPN-RN Program to the Youngstown area where no LPN-RN program existed.  EGCC will take over and begin its own program in fall of 2012 pending Ohio Board of Nursing Approval.

And closer to home in 2009, LCCC RN students began to be dually enrolled in the University of Akron BSN program at the time of admission. "These students can complete a BSN degree in four years at the LCCC campus at a $40,000 savings," Ballinger said.

The LCCC RN Program also offers specialty tracks for LPNs to become RNs as well as a track for Paramedics seeking to become RNs.

LCCC’s RN program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN). The Ohio Board of Nursing is a statutory body that oversees legislative and regulatory issues impacting licensure, practice and education for nurses in Ohio.

Additionally LCCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accrediting agencies in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region where LCCC is located.

Both the OBN approval and HLC accreditation are required for graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination to become licensed in Ohio to practice as an RN. This Ohio licensure also provides RNs the ability to seek licensure in any state in the U.S and its territories," Ballinger said.

Since 1965, the RN program has been accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The NLNAC is a voluntary accreditation assuring quality programs for nursing students.

For more information on the RN program, call the Allied Health and Nursing division at (440) 366-4015.

 

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