The Mendocino College Nursing Program is proud to announce that 100% of this year’s graduates taking the 2017 NCLEX-RN exam have passed on their first attempt. “This marks three out of the past four years with a 100% pass rate for our nurses,” stated Fran Laughton, Nursing Program Director.
“Our students work extremely hard to complete the registered nursing program. It is a rigorous program, and we work hard to prepare them for success beyond graduation,” stated Laughton.
The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) is a required exam that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry-level Registered Nurse, and it must be passed before a nurse receives their license to practice.
While the Mendocino College Nursing Program has always been proud of its high pass rates, a 100% pass rate has been accomplished in 2014, 2015 and 2017. The 2014 graduating class was the first to achieve a 100% pass rate, and at that time, we were one of only eight nursing programs in the state to claim this achievement (the statewide average pass rate for all nursing programs is 84%).
The Board of Registered Nursing first approved the Mendocino College Nursing Program in September of 2003. It began as an LVN-RN Bridge program and became a full 2-year Registered Nursing Program in 2005.
Since then, the RN program has entered approximately 18 RN students every fall term. Successful students complete four semesters of nursing coursework, lab and clinical hours, and graduate in the spring (4th) semester. Over 300 Mendocino College students have successfully completed the Nursing program and passed the NCLEX exam to date.
For more information about the Mendocino College Nursing Program call 707-468-3099. To learn more about the Foundation or to donate towards any of their programs, call 707-467-1018 or click on DONATE on this website.