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Practical Nursing Program at SCC Clinton Center Boasts 100 Percent State Board Pass Rate

2015 PN Clinton class
Graduates of the SCC Clinton Center Practical Nursing program include, from front: Jessica Bradshaw; 2nd row (left to right): Tiffany Pace, Melissa Smith, Casey Gadberry; 3rd Row (left to right): Allison Dean, Kailyn Jones, Maria White; Back Row (left to right): Micaiah Denney and Jordan Stonecipher
Nine students enrolled in the Somerset Community College Practical Nursing program at the SCC Clinton Center in Albany have all passed the occupations state board exam and are ready to care for patients.

The students all graduated in 2015 and are now Licensed Practical Nurses. The state board, called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), is a nationwide exam. Those graduating from the program, and their home county, include the following:
Jessica Bradshaw (Cumberland)
Allison Dean (Clinton)
Micaiah Denney (Clinton)
Casey Gadberry (Russell)
Kailyn Jones (Clinton)
Tiffany Pace (Wayne)
Melissa Smith (Russell)
Jordan Stonecipher (Clinton)
Maria White (Clinton)

Licensed Practical Nurses are a vital part of the health care team and are employed in a variety of health care settings. LPNs provide care for clients of all ages. In addition to providing routine bedside care, they evaluate client needs, plan, and implement quality care as well as supervise the care provided by Nursing Assistants. In offices and clinics, they may also make appointments, keep records, and perform other clinical duties. LPNs who work in private homes may provide complex care and teach family members simple nursing tasks.

The Practical Nursing program at SCC prepares individuals to practice within the legal scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. The Practical Nursing program at SCC is approximately 18-months long and may lead to an associate degree (AAS) with additional general education requirements.

Admission for the program is selective. For more information on the Practical Nursing program at SCC, which is offered in both the day and evening/weekend formats, contact Ruth Martin at (606) 451-6813.