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Practical Nursing Students Achieve 100 Percent State Board Pass Rate

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Graduates of the SCC Practical Nursing program include, from front (left to right): Kendra Collins, Morgan Jackson, Tarah Kidd, Shawna Barnett, Cindy Clouse; Middle (left to right): Jessica Minton, Crystal Isaacs, Chris Wagers, Allison Reynolds, Lorrie Rose; Back (left to right): Tiffany Gross, Jennifer Bargo-Howard, Megan Kammerer
Thirteen students enrolled in the Somerset Community College Laurel Campus Practical Nursing program 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.

Program graduates, and their home counties, include:
Jennifer Bargo-Howard, Knox
Shawna Barnett, McCreary
Cynthia Clouse, Rockcastle
Kendra Collins, Jackson
Tiffany Gross, Rockcastle
Crystal Isaacs, Rockcastle
Morgan Jackson, Clay
Megan Kammerer, Pulaski
Tarah Kidd, McCreary
Jessica Minton, Laurel
Allison Reynolds, Rockcastle
Lorrie Rose, Knox
Michael Chris Wagers, Laurel

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