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SCC’s Practical Nurses Program Receives Recognition for Perfect Pass Rate for Three Years


The NC Council of Practical Nursing Education has recognized Surry Community College's Practical Nursing program for the having a pass rate of 100 percent for January through December 2018. The program was also recognized for the outstanding achievement of a three-year average pass rate of 100 percent for 2016-2018.

“This achievement speaks volumes for the quality of the graduates of the Surry Community College Practical Nursing program and the quality of nursing education they received here at the college, ” said Dr. Yvonne Johnson, RN, Associate Dean of Health Sciences.

The Practical Nursing Curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in nursing care as directed by the registered nurse. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices.

Surry offers Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) an opportunity to enroll in a three-semester LPN-ADN bridge program. Surry has also launched two Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) collaborative programs, (RIBN and LPN-BSN RIBN) with Lees-McCrae College thereby allowing students to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree without leaving Surry's campus in Dobson.

For more information on Surry's nursing programs, contact Associate Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Yvonne Johnson, RN, at (336) 386-3368 or Follow Surry's nursing students on Facebook @surrynursing.

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