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JJC nursing program ranked one of state’s best

2/22/2017, 3:34 p.m.
RegisteredNursing.org, an online guide to nursing education, has ranked the Joliet Junior College nursing program as one of the top ...

RegisteredNursing.org, an online guide to nursing education, has ranked the Joliet Junior College nursing program as one of the top 10 RN programs in all of Illinois.

Researchers collected data on more than 70 nursing programs throughout the state. According to their website, each school was evaluated on several factors that represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond including analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass-rates, weighted by year.

According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, JJC graduates of the Registered Nursing Program achieved a 96 percent pass rate on the national nursing licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) for 2015. This continues to be well above both state (86%) and national (85%) averages. Pass rates for the Licensed Practical Nursing Program are also impressive with a 99 percent pass rate on the national licensure examination (NCLEX-PN) for 2015.

Students are qualified to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs) after their first year in JJC’s nursing program. Many LPNs work in nursing homes, home health, assisted living, private duty, or in patients’ homes. After two years in JJC’s nursing program, students are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN.