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SCC Practical Nursing Program Celebrates 100 Percent Pass Rate

Students from all four LPN programs successfully pass state licensing exam

If you're thinking about becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), why not choose the local program that has a 100 percent success rate?

Recently, the LPN program at Somerset Community College (SCC) was recognized by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for having 100 percent of graduating students pass the 2015 NCLEX test, the state-mandated exam that allows LPNs to practice nursing.

I am extremely proud of our faculty and our students, said Ruth Martin, program coordinator. Our faculty is one of the most experienced and respected group of educators in their field and the way they prepare our students for their careers is unparalleled. Clearly, their dedication and knowledge shows when all four LPN programs have 100 percent of students pass the state exam, as well as have a 100 percent job placement rate.

SCC offers four different LPN programs, two at Somerset (one day and one evening program), one at the SCC Laurel Campus and one at the SCC Clinton Center. At least one of those programs admits students each semester, said Martin.

Our goal is to graduate nurses that are prepared for their careers in a variety of medical settings, said Martin. Healthcare is an integral part of our region and we take pride in graduating students that are prepared and successful.

Most graduates from the SCC program work directly in patient care, said Martin. Employment is typically found in hospitals, home health agencies, physician offices, nursing homes and various other medical settings.

For more information, contact Martin at (606) 451-6813.