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Nicolet College Has 100 Percent Nursing Pass Rate

Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet College’s most recent Nursing graduates posted a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt at the national licensing exam to become registered nurses. The national average pass rate is currently 85 percent.  Nicolet Nursing graduates historically perform above the national average, typically with 90 percent or more passing on their first attempt.

Dean of Health Occupations Candy Dailey says this shows what Nicolet College is doing is the right path...

"...Nicolet has an amazing nursing program. We're always looking at ways to improve it. This solidifies what we are doing is best for the student so they can be safe and competent nurses and they're ready to take their state boards and go into industry and start their nursing practice...."

The 11 Nursing students who graduated from Nicolet last December are residents of several area communities including Three Lakes, Tomahawk, Eagle River and Rhinelander. Dailey says the program is rigorous, but the 11 students prove it can be completed. She says they provide extra help for the students.

Dean Dailey says some of the grads are moving on higher degrees...

"Not all of them, but a large majority are getting their Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree and they all continue to work as they do that. Most of the graduates said they would be seeking employment within our district..."

The national exam is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing, also serves as a report card of sorts on Nicolet’s Nursing faculty and the program as a whole.

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