RN Program Ranked in Top 4% in Nation

Northwest State Community College was recently named in the top 4% of all nursing programs throughout the nation. A leader in passing rates on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses, the program was ranked second based on the performance of all nursing programs in Ohio and eighty-third in the nation based on the performance of 2,053 associate and bachelor’s degree nursing programs. The practical nursing program also performed well, ranking seventh in the state.

“The nursing program has proven to be successful year in and year out,” said Lori Bird, dean of the Nursing Division at Northwest State. “Passage rates are routinely well above state and national averages, and health care employers seek out our students for their facilities.”

Employers have taken note as well. Northwest State students are sought after by many health care providers. Although most NSCC students choose to stay in northwest Ohio, students are also finding opportunities throughout the state and beyond.

“Our goal is to provide an education that leads to career opportunities. In the continually changing healthcare industry, it is important that we work closely with healthcare facilities to ensure our students are meeting their needs,” said Bird. “The NSCC nursing faculty is committed to educating students to not only learn the skills needed for testing, but also the equally important skill of providing compassionate and excellent care for the patients they will serve. The nursing program at NSCC also allows a seamless pathway to a bachelor’s degree as the courses transfer to other educational institutions easily.”