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Whatcom’s nursing graduates eclipse national licensing pass rate

WCC's nursing program is dedicated to fostering and nurturing the caring, compassion, clinical reasoning, problem solving, and lifelong learning skills needed by leaders in professional nursing. Students who complete the nursing program at Whatcom Community College earn an Associate in Nursing - Direct Transfer Agreement / Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) and are then eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses (RNs).

Graduates of Whatcom Community College’s nursing program consistently pass the NCLEX at rates far above the national average. For three of the past four years, 100% of WCC nursing graduates passed their exam on the first attempt. During that same time period nationally, first-attempt pass rates ranged from 79% to 89%.

NCLEX-RN first attempt pass rates
Grad year
% passed WCC
% passed national
3-year mean WCC
3-year mean national
 2012  100%  89%  98.7%  87.6%
 2013  100%  81%  98.7%  85.8%
 2014  100%  79%  100%  83%
 2015  93%  82%  97.6%  80.7%

 

These stellar results are a reflection of the academic rigor of the program curriculum, the caliber of the faculty members, and the commitment of the students. Further evidence of this are the program completion and job placement rates.

Program completion rates
Year
Starting #
# completers
Rate %
 2012-14 30 29  96.6%
 2013-15 30 29  96.6%
 2014-16 30 29  96.6%
 2015-17  30  30  100% 

 

Job placement rates*
Graduation year
% employed as RN within 6 months
2012 93%
2013 100%
2014 95%
2015 94%
2016 92%

*Source: surveys of program alumni conducted approximately six months after graduation.

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