Brunswick, GA – The College’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences is celebrating back-to-back good news. For the second term in a row, May and December 2014, the graduating class of nurses earning B.S.N. degrees achieved a 100% pass rate on their National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX licensure exam. Furthermore, the high scores of the graduates – 93% of the examination questions were answered correctly as compared to 82% nationally and 86% regionally – lifted the CCGA B.S.N. nursing program into the top tier, both regionally and nationally, of nursing schools achieving such consistently high results.
The A.S.N. graduates weren’t far behind, ranking in the top 17% nationally and the top 26% regionally.
“These results are outstanding,” said Dr. Patricia Kraft, Southeast Georgia Health System Distinguished Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences. “I know the last few years have required our nursing faculty and staff to go above and beyond in all aspects of their work, but the payoff has been phenomenal for our students.”
Dr. Lydia Watkins, Assistant Professor of Nursing and B.S.N. program coordinator, pointed out that graduates were not only passing, but also passing on their first attempt. “Most of our students have job offers before or right after graduation,” she added, “and have participated in service-learning projects within the community.”
The superlative results have led to Dean Kraft and Curt Spires, Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Nursing, being invited to present and share the School’s success story with the Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors and other nursing organizations
College of Coastal Georgia
July 16, 2015