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As of August 1, Halifax Community College’s (HCC) 2019 registered nurse class had a 100 percent passage rate of the national certification exam. 

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, or the NCLEX-RN, is the national exam that is required to complete the criteria to become a registered nurse. 

According to Kelly Eller, RN, the director of the nursing program, this is the first time HCC has had a 100 percent passing rate since 2013.

“Our mission is to set our nursing students up for success,” Eller said. “I am incredibly proud of the extra effort by the faculty and the students. We have an amazing team of educators. Not only are they good at what they do, but they care about the students they work with.”

In an effort to help students prepare for the exam, the nursing department took extra steps to assist them. 

Each student participated in the Assessment Technology Institute, an assessment program specifically for nursing. 

Each student took a practice test and received a predictor score. 

In addition, the students received information on the areas in which they needed to improve. This allowed for more focused study in the weeks leading up to the test. Finally, the faculty led study sessions for the students, helping maximize their study time and gauge their future success on the test.

The HCC nursing department has full classes for each degree program for the 2019-2020 academic year. However, if you would like more information on the program, please contact Kelly Eller, RN, at 252-538-4315 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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