WISCONSIN RAPIDS – RegisteredNursing.org ranked Mid-State Technical College ninth in Wisconsin for the 2019 Best RN Programs. Forty colleges in Wisconsin that offer programming leading to an associate in nursing (ADN/ASN), a bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) or a direct entry MSN were part of the evaluation. Nursing programs were assessed on several factors, including how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond.
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Mid-State Nursing department,” said Colleen Kane, Mid-State’s dean of the School of Heath and School of Protective and Human Services. “This recognition represents the high quality of academic service Mid-State Technical College produces based on the core values of Commitment, Student Centeredness and Exceptional Service. Our Nursing students have truly thrived from the excellent quality instruction delivered by our outstanding faculty.”
The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide exam for the licensing of nurses in the United States since 1982. After graduation from a school of nursing, one takes the NCLEX exam to receive a nursing license. Pass-rates reflect the percentage of graduates who pass the exam. Both past and present first-time NCLEX-RN pass-rates were part of the analysis and were weighted by year. Mid-State has historically had very high NCLEX pass-rates, and 2018 was no exception with a pass-rate of 100 percent for all RN takers including repeaters, up from 93.33 percent achieved by the program’s first-time candidates in 2017.
RegisteredNursing.org promotes excellence in nursing through enabling future nurses with the tools they need to succeed. Based out of Carlsbad, California, RegisteredNursing.org is invested in the nursing profession and providing the necessary resources future nurses need to succeed.
Those interested in the Nursing program at Mid-State can visit mstc.edu/programs or call 888.575.6782.
About Mid-State Technical College
Mid-State, one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, offers associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates in a variety of high-demand fields. With campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids, the College district serves a resident population of approximately 171,370. Mid-State’s supportive environment, state-of-the-art technology and faculty with professional experience in the fields they teach provide Mid-State graduates with real-world skills, knowledge, experience and confidence they need for an in-demand career. More than 9 in 10 Mid-State graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Visit the College’s website at mstc.edu.
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