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Joliet Junior College nursing students earn near perfect exam pass rate

Nursing students at Joliet Junior College earned a 99% first-time pass rate for the 2019 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), exceeding state and national averages.
Nursing students at Joliet Junior College earned a 99% first-time pass rate for the 2019 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), exceeding state and national averages.

Students in the nursing program at Joliet Junior College earned a 99% first-time pass rate for the 2019 National Council Licensure Examination, the nationwide examination for licensing nurses.

The national averages for the first-time pass rate of the two types of the NCLEX are below 90%, according to a JJC news release.

"While I know the nursing program we have here at JJC is excellent, it is nice to have the excellence validated," said Mary Beth Luna, the chair of the JJC nursing department, in the release. "Our students, faculty and staff work extremely hard to ensure we are graduating safe general practitioners who can provide patient-centered care to members of our community in a variety of clinical settings.”

Those interested in learning more about the nursing program can attend an upcoming information session in room U-1024 at JJC's main campus, located at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The sessions will be on:

• Thursday, Mar. 26 at 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Apr. 21 at 4 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Jun. 10 at 5 p.m.

JJC's nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.

Go to the JJC website, jjc.edu, for more information.

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