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Nursing Grads Score 100%

The MCC Nursing program received a preliminary report that for a six month period in 2012, its graduates scored 100 percent on the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX). This ranks the graduates first out of all nursing programs in the nation.

“This is a very, very positive result,” said Nancy Berger, chair of the department.

She will learn of the official NCLEX results for the entire year sometime this month. The report, issued by Mountain Measurement, said that 45 MCC graduates took the exam between April and September and all passed.

The exam tests the graduates in areas such as management of care, health promotion and maintenance, and safety and infection control. The report indicated that the graduates scored significantly higher than the national average in all areas.

“This helps us with our assessment goals and our accreditation requirements,” Professor Berger said. “It helps us to see if we’re on target.”

The 2012 graduates were the fourth class of the joint MCC-Raritan Bay Medical Center nursing program. Each class has received final passing scores of over 90 percent.