Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College's Practical Nursing (PN) Program has been ranked as one of the best in Georgia by PracticalNursing.org in the annual rankings list for 2019. Out of 21 schools analyzed 10 were ranked and Albany Tech was ranked fourth in the state. Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond.
PracticalNursing.org analyzed past and present first time NCLEX-PN “pass-rates” - weighted by year. Methodology used included:
- Retrieving NCLEX-PN pass rates from all the LPN & LVN programs
- Pass rates were analyzed going back to the most recent years of data available up to 5 years
- Schools pass rates were averaged together and weighted by the recency of the exam, e.g. pass rates in 2018 count more towards overall rankings than scores from 2014
“We pride ourselves for being the leading LPN advancement and ranking agency. We have been publishing our annual rankings list since 2014,” stated officials at PracticalNursing.org.
The NCLEX-RN exam is used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to help assess a student’s competency and is required for licensure. Also, many state boards of nursing use the total, overall NCLEX-RN pass rate for a school as one of the main ways to approve a school’s ability to provide a nursing education in the state. The pass rates are looked at as one of the best measures to determine a nursing program’s student preparedness.
“To be selected as the number four in the top 10 PN nursing programs in the state of Georgia is truly an honor,” said Teresa Darity, Chair/Instructor Practical Nursing at Albany Tech. “We attribute this distinction to a devoted nursing faculty and staff, who are focused on ensuring student success. The credit also goes to our committed and hard-working students that we proudly assist in entering the local workforce.”
About Albany Technical College
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