Salem Community College’s Practical Nursing (PN) program ranks number one in New Jersey, according PracticalNursing.org. The California-based organization, which ranks nursing programs throughout the nation, reviewed 26 PN programs in New Jersey for its 2020 report.
PracticalNursing.org assesses several factors which represent how well each program supports students toward licensure and beyond. Reviewers analyzed past and present first-time NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination)-PN pass-rates that are weighted by year.
“Salem Community College’s nursing programs benefit from the ongoing support of the Salem Community College Board of Trustees, the College administration, the SCC Foundation, and many other partners in the community,” said Director of Nursing Theresa L. Covello. “Without their support, the nursing faculty would not be able to help our nursing students gain the knowledge and skills so necessary to become safe practitioners at the bedside. Salem Community College is fortunate to have talented faculty. It is a true honor to have our nursing students recognized.”
SCC’s Practical Nursing program is also rated best in New Jersey by NursingProcess.org.
Prospective nursing students are invited to a virtual nursing information session on Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. In addition to the PN certificate program, SCC offers an associate degree in nursing. Register to attend at www.salemcc.edu/nursinginfo.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 11 percent increase in licensed practical nurse positions by 2028, according to PracticalNursing.org.
PracticalNursing.org ranked SCC’s PN program second in the state last year.