Ivy Tech Community College nursing students surpass national average pass rates

INDIANAPOLIS – Students in Ivy Tech Community College’s Nursing and Practical Nursing programs have achieved statewide average pass rates that exceed the national average on NCLEX exams.

Students in the Nursing program achieved an 89.3 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) exam. This pass rate surpassed the national average of an 84.57 percent. Students in the Practical Nursing program achieved a 97.0 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses) exam. This pass rate far surpasses the national average of 83.73 percent.

The NCLEX exam is taken in order to ensure public protection, as well as ensure potential nurses demonstrate competencies, including knowledge, skills, and abilities, needed to perform the practice of nursing safely and effectively.

Ivy Tech’s Nursing programs are approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program prepares students for transfer to several Indiana public and private colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The Practical Nursing program prepares students to become Licensed Practical Nurses in one year, and also offers a transfer pathway to the ASN program.

The College offers Nursing programs at 24 of its 45 locations statewide. In order to provide Ivy Tech’s continued success in its Nursing programs, numerous initiatives have been implemented, including increased integration of high fidelity simulation in lecture, Anatomage tables, lab and clinical courses, collaborative learning environments, updated classrooms, interdisciplinary learning activities, and new approaches to college-sponsored graduate education for nurse educators.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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