May 5, 2017

Nursing posts 94% NCLEX pass rate

Bette Chilton, Dean of the Health & Education Division at Kishwaukee College, has announced the 2016 exam pass rates for Health Occupations released by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. “I couldn’t be prouder of our faculty and students,” Chilton stated. “Our Nursing graduates again exceeded the state and national averages for passing the exams for licensure.”

The Nursing Program posted a 94% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses).  NCLEX-RN is administered to nursing graduates for licensure in the United States. The state average for the exam was 91 percent and the national average was 84 percent. 

Nursing continues to be one of the country’s fastest growing occupations, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2012 to 2020, positions for RNs are expected to grow by 19 percent. The profession is currently facing a shortage as Baby Boomers age and require more medical care.

For more information on the Nursing Programs at Kishwaukee College, contact the Health & Education Division at 815-825-9354.

Pictured are several of the 2016 graduates and staff: Kay Singer, Nursing Faculty; Diane George, Sycamore; Lisa Regelbrugge, Malta; Misty Roquet, Sycamore; Amanda Taylor, Kirkland; and Bette Chilton, Dean of Health and Education at Kishwaukee College.