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Nursing Students Post 100% Pass Rate on National Exam

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (October 16, 2012) Clinton Community College’s May Nursing Graduates have posted a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) State Board of Nursing Licensing Exams for 2012.

Clinton Community College Director of Nursing Dr. Kathleen Kasprzak said, “We are extremely proud of our graduates and nursing instructors. It speaks to the undeniable hard work and dedication put forth by both groups. We couldn’t have been successful without the significant efforts of the entire college faculty, staff and administrators, as well as all clinical site staff.”

Each student who successfully completes the Clinton Nursing Program must then pass the NCLEX in order to continue employment as a Registered Nurse. The national exam measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse.

Clinton Community College President John E. Jablonski said, “Year after year, Clinton Community College nurses exceed the state and national pass rate on the NCLEX exam, but this year’s accomplishment is especially remarkable. Our outstanding faculty and staff are helping to ensure that Clinton County has a steady stream of top-notch Registered Nurses to meet the healthcare needs of our community.”

In May 2012, 40 students graduated from Clinton’s Nursing Program under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen Kasprzak. Clinton’s nursing program has been in existence since 1977.

“In anticipation of the looming nursing shortage, it is our intention that we continue to graduate the competent, caring nurses that Clinton has come to be known for, in order to meet the healthcare needs of our local and regional communities,” Kasprzak said.

Clinton Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Cheryl Reagan said, “I am very proud of our Nursing students, faculty and staff. Clinton County is fortunate that local students have access to such a high-quality program.”