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NCCC nursing licensures exceed state and national rates


Wed, Jan 25th 2023 08:00 pm

By Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College nursing programs announced today that their students’ National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) scores are well above the state and national averages. The 2022 registered nursing program NCLEX scores are 92.5%, and the licensed practical nursing program scores are 100% for the third year in a row.

NCCC President William J. Murabito said, “These exceptional rates reflect the dedication and diligence of both our nursing faculty and students. As one of the most rigorous nursing programs in Western New York, our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively treat patients throughout the health care industry.”

Dr. Diane Pytlik-Flammia, assistant vice president of academic affairs for the NCCC nursing, physical & allied health programs, said, “We are proud of our graduates and confident in their knowledge to care for our community. The faculty and I share in the students’ achievement of these high NCLEX scores as they have moved through the pandemic and unforeseen times in education with perseverance. Much credit should also go to our dedicated faculty who ensure students are given the highest quality content in theory, lab, and the clinical setting.”

The success rate was released on the heels of SUNY’s announcement that more than $1.4 million has been allocated to 11 campuses in an effort to expand nursing degree programs. Niagara County Community College was a proud recipient of the grant made possible by SUNY’s nursing emergency training fund.

NCCC is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York, the largest public university system in the country. The college provides more than 50 certificate and degree programs, and is funded by the Niagara County Legislature, the State University of New York, and student tuition.

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