ROCKLAND COUNTY – The Rockland Community College Nursing Program has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence, with its student achieving a remarkable 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in the third quarter of 2023. This accomplishment contributes to an impressive overall pass rate of 98% for the year, nearing a record-breaking number. Such consistent success is not an isolated achievement; over the last five years, RCC Nursing students have consistently maintained pass rates in the 90th percentile, reaching a peak of 99% in 2020.
The College’s accredited associate degree in nursing (ADN) program prepares nurses to meet the community’s needs. It incorporates philosophical beliefs, scientific discipline, and concepts from nursing research to prepare nurses for careers in the ever-changing healthcare system. Tuition costs at RCC are about one-third of other colleges in New York, making it an affordable choice for future nurses.
“This is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff and a reflection of the exceptional caliber of students we are honored to nurture at Rockland Community College. We don’t just teach; we inspire excellence,” said Dr. Maureen Kroning, Dean for the School of Nursing, Health and Wellness at Rockland Community College.
NursingProcess.org, a website that compiles nursing education and career information data, ranked RCC’s program # 2 out of 153 New York State Board of Nursing approved schools to pursue an associate degree program in nursing. In addition, RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization, released its annual list of the 2023 Best RN programs and ranked the Rockland Community College Nursing Program fifth out of 103 in New York State.
NursingProcess.org ranking factors look-into every dimension of a nursing school. They capture four broad areas, such as academic quality, NCLEX-RN exam performance, affordability, and the overall reputation of a school. Among the four areas, academic quality and NCLEX-RN first time pass rates have been given the maximum weightage as both these are clear indicators of a college’s academic performance.
About Rockland Community College, State University of New York
Rockland Community College (RCC), located in Suffern New York, provides purpose driven educational opportunities in a supportive, affordable, and accessible environment, empowering individuals to positively transform themselves and their communities. RCC welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who appreciate small class sizes and personal attention from a distinguished, award-winning faculty that includes Fulbright scholars and SUNY Distinguished Professors. Many graduates go on to top universities to further their education on their own or through RCCs institutional collaborations.
RCC is also proud to provide career training and professional development to adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade their skills through a variety of programs and educational opportunities including workforce training, certifications, and microcredentials. Many of the programs are developed with employers in the community in high demand industry areas to enable graduates to move into a new career upon graduation.