ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (August 6, 2021) – Rockland Community College recently rose from number six to number one out of 76 New York nursing schools for its Associate’s Degree in Nursing program. The ranking was done by NursingProcess.org, a website that compiles nursing education and career information data.
Rockland Community College ADN nursing students achieved an astounding 100 percent pass rate on their latest NCLEX-RN examinations. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing developed the NCLEX exam to test the competency of nursing school graduates in the U.S. and Canada. It is a difficult test that is a major stepping-stone for a career as a registered nurse. The national first time NCLEX-RN pass rate for U.S.-educated nurses in 2018 was 88 percent.
“We are very proud of our Nursing Program here at RCC,” says Kathy Hopkins, EdD, RN, CNE, RCC Dean of the School of Nursing, Health and Wellness. “Receiving this number one ranking by NursingProcess.org is an honor as well as a testament to the quality of our program, the hard work by our faculty, and the dedication of the students we serve.”
The school’s accredited ADN program prepares nurses for careers in the ever-changing healthcare system and incorporates philosophical beliefs and scientific discipline in the studies. To earn an ADN, students need to take 67 credits in four semesters. Tuition costs at RCC are about one-third of other colleges in New York, making it an affordable choice for future nurses.
“I am proud to say I attended the nursing program at Rockland Community College. The nursing faculty has skillfully guided us through every step of the way to succeed beyond graduation, and to flourish as nurses wherever our path will continue,” said Tova Klein, Nursing Class of 2021.
About Rockland Community College, State University of New York
Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds who appreciate small class sizes and personal attention from a distinguished, award-winning faculty that includes Fulbright scholars and SUNY Distinguished Professors. Thanks to the school’s affordable tuition, students who begin their career journey at RCC and then transfer to a four-year college can save up to $100,000 on their education. RCC is also proud to provide career training and professional development to adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade their skills through its new Career Skills Academy. More information can be found at sunyrockland.edu.
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