Dalton State LPN graduatesAll December Dalton State LPN graduates passed the NCLEX-PN licensure exam on the first attempt. On hand for the recent graduation were, from left, front row: Program Director Dana Trowell, Christine Tilley, Jenny Casey, Tammy Harris, Nichole Capps, Mindy Beavers, Kristin Heuker, Robin Cole, Vickie Barron, Whitney Winkler, Instructor Joey Cagle, and Instructor Kasey Sissom; back row, Instructor Lisa Hunt, Jennifer Nixon, Barbara Stanley, Erica Pugh, Tiffany Joyce, Kimberly Smith, Karen Muse, Ron Houston, Amanda Kitts, Magan Greeson, Stacy Harden and Instructor Shelia Coley.

Recently graduated Licensed Practical Nursing students from Dalton State College have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), according to Dana Trowell, LPN Program Director.

The national average pass rate for first time NCLEX-PN test takers was 86 percent, Trowell said.

The NCLEX-PN exam was developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing as a licensure examination to test the entry level nursing competence of LPN candidates.

Dalton State graduated 19 LPN students last December, Trowell said. Of those, nine are working as LPNs and eight are continuing their education to become Registered Nurses.

“We are proud of our LPN graduates for passing the NCLEX-PN exam on the first attempt,” said Trowell. “This exceeds the national average and indicates that our graduates are well prepared to enter the field of practical nursing or continue their nursing studies as they pursue higher degrees.”

Those wishing to know more about the LPN program at Dalton State may contact the School of Technology at 706-272-2658.





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