The June 2021 graduates of the Practical Nursing Technical Certificate Program at the UAM College of Technology in Crossett, Arkansas, recently accomplished an impressive feat: The entire class achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
The NCLEX-PN is an examination offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for those who want to work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in the United States. The NCSBN uses Bloom’s Taxonomy to write NCLEX test items. “Since the practice of nursing requires application of knowledge, skills and abilities, the majority of items are written at the application or higher levels of cognitive ability, which requires more complex thought processing,” Winona Suzanne Ball , RN and full member of the American Nurses Association explained.
Vice Chancellor for UAM-CTC, Linda Rushing said, “I am excited to announce that the Class of 2021 Practical Nursing graduates has a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX. Thank you to Ms. Shela Upshaw and Ms. Kayla Noble for doing a great job preparing their students for the licensure exam and the ‘real’ world of work. Congratulations to our instructors and students for their hard work!”
The 10.5-month Practical Nursing Technical Certificate Program is fast-paced and intentionally challenging. Individuals in this career field must possess not only solid academic skills but also keen decision-making skills and critical prioritizing abilities.
Photo courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Front row: Victoria Victory, Dia’Brina Shaw, Lacy Harrod, Lorenda Spaulding
Back Row: Alana Berry, Rebeca Gonzalez, Joseph Wesson-Points, Penny Crane, Crystal Amos