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Calhoun Announces Results of Nursing Licensure Exams for Spring/Fall 2015 Testing Cycles

May 27, 2016

Students testing Spring 2015 make significant gains; outpace state and national rates

Decatur, AL -- Calhoun Community College officials today announced that graduates from the college’s Associate’s Degree Nursing (ADN) program performed well on recent licensure exams, with those taking the test during the spring testing period making significant gains in their passage rate. 
 
According to Bret McGill, dean of Calhoun’s Health Sciences division, 107 nursing graduates tested during the spring 2015 cycle for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination), with a 79.52% passage rate.  However, of the 92 students taking the exam in the 2015 fall testing period, the passage rate rose to 94.25%, far outpacing state and national averages of 84.6% (Alabama) and 84.2% (national).
McGill attributed the significant gains to several factors.  “We feel that changes made over the last two years in our program such as admissions standards, increased professional development for the faculty, and utilization of best practices in curriculum delivery and assessment from across the Alabama Community College System contributed tremendously to the gains we’ve seen in our passage rates.”

“We are very pleased with these most recent scores,” commented Calhoun President Dr. Jim Klauber.  “We are extremely proud of the gains our students have made on the NCLEX and applaud the efforts of our nursing faculty in training and preparing these students,” Klauber added.

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