County College of Morris (CCM) nursing graduates from the May 2012 program obtained a 99-percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examinations (NCLEX) administered from April – September of 2012. Passing the NCLEX is necessary to become a registered nurse.
The CCM students exceeded the national pass rate of 91 percent for US-educated students taking the exam for the first time.
“The nursing department is extremely proud of our May 2012 graduating class for this achievement. It’s reflective of the commitment the students have made to their professional careers, as well the faculty’s hard work and dedication to the program,” said Monica Maraska, chair of the Department of Nursing.
CCM’s nursing curriculum includes a pre-professional phase in which students first fulfill their general education requirements and science courses. They then take part in a professional phase consisting of clinical nursing courses. Students in this program also participate in clinical rotations in hospital and community health settings.