College of The Albemarle nursing program students celebrated for 100% pass rate

Published 6:16 am Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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College of The Albemarle (COA) has announced that two nursing programs recently celebrated a 100% first-attempt pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

All COA associate degree nursing (A.D.N.) and practical nursing (P.N.) graduates for the Class of 2022 passed on their first exam attempt. Students must pass the exam to receive their license to be employed as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses; however, they can graduate from their program prior to being licensed.

“COA has a strong history of success in both our Associate Degree Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs, and we are so pleased and proud to once again see this level of accomplishment from our graduates,” shared Robin Harris, dean of health sciences and wellness programs. “The students and the faculty all work very hard to reach the goal of creating quality new nurses to care for our community, and the sooner we get them into practice, the better for us all. Until they pass NCLEX and become licensed, graduates cannot fully practice, so the first-time pass rate is an important indicator of the competency and readiness of these graduates to be in the workforce.”

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ADN graduates are Cheyenne Brothers – Pasquotank, Cassandra Brown –Chesapeake, Va., Summer Burnette – Currituck, Nataliia Chubata – Tyrrell, Erin Cooley – Camden, Blair Crider – Camden, Jessica Elliott – Pasquotank, Traci Hilger – Pasquotank, Ava Johnson – Chowan, Jordan Jones – Virginia Beach, Va., Jennifer Dailey Large – Currituck, Samantha Lilliston – Dare, Kevin Norman – Tyrrell, Victoria Norrell – Pasquotank, Brittnay Phthisic – Pasquotank, Bonnie Robertson – Pasquotank, Samantha Rudolph – Camden, Crystal Spear – Perquimans, Ila Stambaugh – Camden, Taylor Stuart – Dare, Angeline Trenholm – Dare, Volha Tsvirbut – Dare, Chelsea Worley – Perquimans and Meredith Zuber – Currituck.

PN graduates are Lauren Bolton – Dare, Kenyonita Boyce – Pasquotank, Airanna Bright – Currituck, Ashley Elliott – Pasquotank, Katlyn Elmore – Pasquotank, Jazmine Knieper – Dare, Jabria Leary – Hertford, Kathryn Long – Pasquotank, Maria Rowe – Currituck, Giannina Sanchez – Dare, Sydni Shope – Perquimans, Bobbi Snook – Camden, Lacie Thornley – Camden, Ashley Timmons – Pasquotank, Patrice Wall – Pasquotank, Kenyada Wiggins – Bertie and Crisanta Williams – Dare.

“Congratulations to the A.D.N. and P.N. 2022 graduates,” shared Dr. Jack Bagwell, COA president. “We are proud of your accomplishment and wish you continued success.  Thank you to our faculty and staff for the excellent education and experiences you provide for our students to ensure their success.”