Ivy Tech Nursing Program Exceeding Exam Average

June 2, 2014
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Students in Ivy Tech Community College’s practical nursing program have achieved a statewide average of 99 percent on an exam nursing students are required to take in order to become licensed.

The pass rate surpasses the national average of 84.6 percent pass rate, as well as Indiana’s pass rate standard of 80 percent.

The NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses) exam is taken in order to ensure public protection, as well as ensure potential nurses demonstrate competencies, including knowledge, skills, and abilities, needed to perform the practice of nursing safely and effectively.

Ivy Tech produces the largest number of Practical Nursing graduates in Indiana.

“Ivy Tech’s important role of educating the nurses of tomorrow is something we are very proud of,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “As the state of Indiana looks toward its future, we look forward to building on this history of providing the skilled nurses that our state demands.”

Ivy Tech’s nursing programs are approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

In order to provide Ivy Tech’s continued success in its nursing program, numerous internal initiatives are being developed, including increased integration of high fidelity simulation in lecture, lab and clinical courses, collaborative learning environments, flipped classrooms, interdisciplinary learning activities, and taking different approaches to college-sponsored graduate education for nurse educators.

In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the job growth rate of Licensed Practical Nurses as 25 percent. The median annual salary was reported as $41,540 per year, and hourly salary was reported as $19.97.

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