2/22/19 – CCC&TI nursing cracks top 10 ranking

Posted on: February 22nd, 2019 by admin

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February 22, 2019

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By: Garrett Stell

gstell@newstopicnews.com

 

The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has climbed 15 spots in the last two years in a ranking of the state’s best nursing programs and now rates in the state’s top 10, according to a nursing industry website.
The No. 10 ranking from RegisteredNursing.org, which says it promotes excellence in nursing and provides tools for nurses, places CCC&TI ahead of most of the nursing programs at four-year universities in North Carolina, including UNC Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University. A total of 82 schools were evaluated.
This is the third year the website has issued its rankings, which are intended as a resource for prospective nursing students, said Bryce Hall of RegisteredNursing.org’s customer relations department.
“We use only government data so that nothing is done subjectively,” he said. “These rankings are all based on the passing rates of students taking the (National Certified) Licensure Exam for the first time.”
The licensure examination tests students in the United States and Canada and is graded on a pass/fail basis. Hall said his company uses this exam for its rankings because it is often used by state boards of nursing to assess program effectiveness.
Rankings use a weighted average of the last five years of test results, with recent performances being more important. CCC&TI has had a 100 percent passing rate in the past two years, and the school’s ranking has climbed from 25th in 2017, the first year of the rankings, to 16th last year. The college offers its nursing program at both the Hudson and Boone campuses.
Barbara Harris, CCC&TI’s dean of health sciences, said she was pleased with news about the college’s high ranking.
“Our success can be attributed to our faculty of highly qualified nurse educators who bring a diverse range of experience to our program and to the strong support for the program from the college administration, board of trustees, and the communities we serve,” she said.
The top-rated program in the state in this year’s rankings is at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. The top program at a four-year university is Western Carolina University’s at No. 3. Duke University was sixth. UNC-Chapel Hill was 13th, and Appalachian was 18th.
The full rankings can be found online at https://www.registerednursing.org/state/north-carolina/#rankings

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