The Practical Nursing program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College has been ranked as the No. 1 PN program in Minnesota by PracticalNursing.org.
Colleges offering PN programs were assessed primarily on the basis of graduate pass rates on the NCLEX-PN licensure exam over a five-year period. Twenty-three Minnesota PN programs were analyzed, and 10 were ranked.
M State’s dean of health careers, Jennifer Jacobson, said the 2016 NCLEX-PN pass rate for graduates of the college’s PN program was 91.67 percent, compared to an average rate of 85.13 percent at all Minnesota colleges and a national rate of 83.70. M State’s pass rates were 97.59 percent in 2015, 98.89 percent in 2014 and 98.17 in 2013.
“I believe our historically high pass rates for students in our Practical Nursing program reflect the excellence of our M State nursing instructors,” Jacobson said. “We take great pride in preparing future nurses for successful careers in the health care profession.”
M State offers a full-time PN program on the Moorhead campus with both fall and spring starts, and a combined part-time evening program is offered on the college’s campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Wadena.
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