PRCC nursing graduates do well on licensing exams

January 25, 2011 - 4:13pm -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - Nursing students at Pearl River Community College did extremely well on state licensing examinations following their graduation in 2010.The PRCC practical nursing class on the Poplarville campus scored a 100 percent passing rate, said Peggy Dease, PRCC director of nursing education. Fourteen students graduated in August and took the National Council Licensing Examination for practical nurses.Seventy-two graduates of the PRCC associate degree nursing program ranked second in the state with a 94.44 percent passing rate on the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurses.The program is strong, Dease said. The test measures the minimum safety quality they should have. The complexity of the testing was increased on both of the exams this year.The PRCC nursing education program has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission since 1987. The program is currently undergoing the routine reaccreditation process and will host members of the commission on a site visit next month.Students in the practical nursing program complete the program in three semesters while the associate degree program takes four semesters.For more information on either program, telephone 601 403-1017 or visit the PRCC web site at <a href="../">www.prcc.edu.</a>