March 8, 2017

More than 54 nursing programs were ranked in the state of Missouri, and East Central College landed near the top of the list!

According to RegisteredNursing.org, East Central College is ranked the fourteenth best nursing program in the state.  The methodology used for the rankings was based on the NCLEX-RN exam, which is used by all state boards of nursing across the country to help assess a student’s competency and is required for licensure.

“We are extremely proud of our students, faculty and program,” said Nursing Division Chair Robyn Walter. “In 2016, more than 95 percent of our students at the Union campus passed the NCLEX-RN exam. In Rolla, nearly 93 percent of students passed.”

For comparison, Missouri’s average hovers around an 85 percent pass rate. The national average is around 84 percent.

Walter believes the dedication of the nursing faculty truly makes a difference at East Central College.

“I am overwhelmed and humbled by their devotion,” she said, “and students truly feel it. It’s also important to recognize the support staff, because it is the entire student experience that promotes success.”

East Central College offers two programs leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. This program prepares students to become registered nurses. The main campus in Union, as well as the Rolla site, offers a complete pre-licensure program (generic) for those interested in becoming a registered nurse. A LPN to RN Bridge program is also available at the Rolla location for LPNs interested in becoming registered nurses.





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