Hudson County Community College Practical Nursing Program Ranked #2 in New Jersey

Posted: 4/30/2018
Contact: Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu – Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

April 27, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ – The Practical Nursing Program at Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been ranked second in all of New Jersey. The ranking was announced by PracticalNursing.org, a leading LPN/LVN advancement and ranking agency.

 

The ranking was based on factors representing how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. Past and present first-time NCLEX-PN “pass rates” were weighted by year. The agency analyzed 31 schools in New Jersey, ranking ten that met their criteria for analysis.

 

The exceptional HCCC Practical Nursing Program scored HCCC number two based on the fact that, over a five-year period, 98.83% of graduates of the Hudson County Community College Practical Nursing Program passed the NCLEX licensure test first time out. (In actuality, 100% of the last two groups of HCCC PN graduates passed the NCLEX-PN.)

 

Nursing is a recession-proof and rewarding career. It’s also part of the growing healthcare industry that has been adding jobs at more than three times the rate of the rest of the economy. Bureau of Labor Statistics data in New Jersey shows that on average, Licensed Practical Nurses earn $51,270 annually.

 

Training students to work in nursing careers, the HCCC Nursing Program includes classes in the College’s state-of-the-art educational facility, The Cundari Center, which includes a mock hospital with interactive “patients” where Nursing Program students train. The program includes a theoretical base of general education and science courses together with nursing theory and practical course work designed to prepare graduates for the state licensure examination.

 

Additional information on the HCCC Practical Nursing and other health-related courses may be found at https://www.hccc.edu/nhs/ .