MCC’s Registered Nurse program continues to prove why so many students are lining up to apply.
The National Council of State Nursing Boards lists MCC’s 2016 pass rate at 96.51% for first time NCLEX-RN exam takers. NCLEX is the National Council Licensure Examination. The RN stands for Registered Nurses.
NCLEX-RN is the nationwide exam for the licensing of nurses in the United States and Canada.
MCC’s pass rate of 96.51% far exceeds the national average of 83.59%.
Chris Beesley graduated in December from the MCC RN program and was happy to hear about the high pass rate. He passed the exam the first time he took it and has been hired by Kingman Regional Medical Center where he’s now in the RN Residency program.
“MCC’s instructors are tough, but fair, and they prepared us very well for moving forward in the nursing field,” he said.
He recalled what an NCLEX-RN prep instructor who came to MCC to teach the students told the class. “She said the students at MCC are much better prepared than many others she’s taught.”
Director of MCC’s RN Programs Paula McNichols said accreditors, including the Arizona State Board of Nursing look at the high pass rate as a great sign of a successful program.
“Our faculty’s so excited,” she said, “We have great students. Our students work full time and go to school, plus care for children at home.”
McNichols said the MCC faculty understand it’s not always easy for students, “but we do expect the students to strive for high standards and professionalism at all times.”
Our communities should note, the MCC RN program is affordable and available to the people of Mohave County and neighboring communities, she said. MCC graduating nursing students also have the option of transferring to universities to complete their advanced nursing degrees.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics predicts a growing need for nurses. It lists a job growth rate of 16% for registered nurses, which is far above the 7% average for all occupations. The median salary for RN’s in Mohave county is $61,910, according to the bureau.
MCC’s nursing program is comprised of students from all over Mohave County and neighboring states.
For more information call 1-866-MOHAVECC, or head to www.mohave.edu.