SFCC Practical Nursing Students Pass Board Exams
State Fair Community College’s 2016 Year One Practical Nursing students had a 100 percent pass rate on their National Council Licensure Examination. This is the eighth consecutive year that all PN students passed the exam.
SFCC had 54 students from the day and weekend programs on the Sedalia and the Eldon campuses who took the exam in 2016. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing reported that the 2016 national pass rate was 83.73 percent and Missouri’s rate was 88.95 percent.
Dr. Rhonda Hutton Gann is the associate dean of SFCC’s Allied Health programs, and Tara Weber is the Practical Nursing director.
“We are very proud our students have done so well,” said Hutton Gann. “Their success is a tribute to the quality of our nursing faculty and the support we have from the college and our community."
SFCC’s Year One (practical nurse) and Year Two (associate degree nurse) programs on the Sedalia campus are housed in the Heckart Science and Allied Health Center that includes a hospital simulation room modeled after a hospital nursing unit. It features a central nursing station with computerized charting and monitoring equipment and six fully equipped patient cubicles; computerized human patient simulators; full-sized mannequins for hands-on learning; and multimedia classrooms.
“This amazing pass rate is evidence of the tremendous effort from the students and each faculty member,” said Weber. “It’s a great example of instructors working with our clinical sites to provide quality curriculum and training so our students can succeed."
SFCC’s nursing program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. May 1 is the application deadline for students who want to start the Year One or Two nursing programs on the Sedalia campus in August. For students at the Eldon campus, Oct. 1 is the deadline to start January 2017. Program length is one year.