Wayne Community College’s nursing graduates continue to give the college bragging rights.
All 29 members of the college’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) class of 2020 passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt. The last class also had a 100 percent pass rate. The 2016-2018 classes had a trending passage average of 95 percent exam passage.
“I am very proud of our students’ success and grateful for a dedicated faculty that works so hard to ensure their success,” said WCC Nursing Department Chair Billy Tart. “This is a remarkable achievement in itself but considering the obstacles that the pandemic produced, it’s phenomenal.”
Dr. Patty Pfeiffer, WCC vice president of academic and student services. agreed. “I cannot be prouder of the efforts all the faculty put forth last spring to continue the quality education for these students at the onset of the global pandemic. These new nurses are needed more than ever to meet the healthcare needs of our citizens,” she said
“When I compared our results to those of ADN and BSN [bachelor of science in nursing] programs across the state, very few schools have achieved this status,” Tart said.
These rates are important in maintaining the program’s accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approval by the NC Board of Nursing.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a limited-admission, five-semester program that prepares students to practice as registered nurses (RNs).