Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that the college’s current NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN pass rates have been officially posted by the Alabama Board of Nursing. “They are above the state and national averages for both LPN and RN,” reported Mrs. Jane Hopson, Nursing Program Director. The NCLEX-RN pass rate is 92.68%, the state average is 91.47%, and the national average is 87.85%. The LPN NCLEX pass rate is 100% for NACC, 91.57% for the state and 84.5% nationally.
"The college strives to prepare our nursing students to excel with their licensing examinations," stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. "We are very pleased with these results and proud of our students for obtaining them."
As of fall 2018, the admission criteria for the nursing program has been updated. High school students who have taken dual enrollment courses, such as math and English, have more opportunity to be admitted into the program. A minimum of 18 on the ACT is required. Pre-Nursing Seminars are offered for five (5) points toward admission and the latest information about admission procedures, as well as the nursing program itself, is presented.
The NACC Nursing program has been preparing students for the profession of nursing since 1978. “We constantly make great efforts to better prepare our graduates with the knowledge and clinical decision-making skills to effectively care for patients in a wide variety of settings,” stated Hopson.
For more information go to www.nacc.edu/programs-of-study/health-science-division-nursing, call Mrs. Hopson at 256.638.4418 or 256.228.6001, ext. 2299, or email email@example.com.
There is an expected increase of 15% for LPNs and 17% for RNs in the number of positions available in Alabama through 2024. The median hourly wage in Alabama in 2015 for LPNs was $17.31 and RNs $26.70. This data is according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Alabama Wage Information. Graduates may work for various medical and health organizations such as hospitals, home health, hospice, physician’s office or clinics, industrial and health/rehabilitation centers.
Students may earn an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Nursing-RN in five semesters (69 semester hours) or a Certificate in Practical Nursing – LPN in 3 semesters (45 semester hours).
Prospective students must submit an application to the Nursing Program January 1 to March 1 to be considered for fall admission.
Early registration for the spring semester at NACC is going on now by appointment. Regular registration is Friday, January 5, 2018. Classes begin Monday, January 8. Class offerings can be viewed on the website or mobile app. For additional college information, go to www.nacc.edu or download the college’s free App at the App Store or Google Play Store.