MARIETTA, OHIO —The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Washington State Community College (WSCC) has achieved a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN, the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses. With the perfect pass rate, the institution maintains its longstanding superior performance on the exam.
Approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, WSCC’s ADN program has a rigorous learning environment that’s known for producing well-trained, high-quality nurses. “The pass rate is a benchmark for evaluating a nursing program’s quality. For our 2021 graduates to have a 100% first-time pass rate speaks to the high quality of Washington State’s ADN program,” said WSCC’s Interim Director of Nursing Tricia Schaad. “It’s evidence of the considerable time and effort put forth by our students, as well as the dedication our faculty have to the success of our students.”
WSCC’s NCLEX-RN pass rate has consistently outperformed state and national averages. Based on scores from the past five years, Washington State’s average is 97.75%. This is more than 11% higher than the national average and more than 13% higher than state averages. The exceptional pass rates translate to 100% job placement for graduates of the program.
Washington State offers five enrollment options for students interested in a nursing career: the Practical Nursing program, the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, the Advanced Placement ADN program, the ADN Bridge for LPNs, and the Education Advancement to Registered Nurse (EARN) Pathway. Additionally, the institution is currently seeking approval from the State of Ohio to add a baccalaureate nursing program to its curriculum. If approved, WSCC anticipates the program could roll out as early as Fall 2023.
Admission to WSCC’s ADN program is a selective process. Students eligible to enroll in the advanced placement or bridge pathway, as well as those interested in starting in the Spring 2023 ADN cohort can apply between June 1 through September 16. The application, as well as additional details about the institution’s ADN program, are available online at wscc.edu/associate-degree-nursing, or by contacting Amanda Stilgenbauer at 740.885.5718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.