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BC LVN program named one of state’s best

BC LVN program named one of state’s best

Thu Dec 11, 2014

Brazosport College’s Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program was recently ranked among the best LVN nursing schools in Texas by the nursing Website, PracticalNursing.org.

 
Brazosport College’s 100 percent pass rate in the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) was a major factor used to rank the College's program fifth among nearly 100 LVN schools across the state. BC’s LVN program was one of only seven programs on the list with a perfect NCLEX-PN pass rate.
 
“I t is an honor and privilege for our program to be recognized as one of the best in Texas,” said Janena Norris, Brazosport College LVN Programs Director, “The dedication of the faculty and staff, both past and present, are a huge part of why this program is so strong. In fact, some of the current faculty members are past products of this very program.”
 
The NCLEX-PN exam is used by state boards of nursing around the country for testing proficiency and granting licensure. Many state boards of nursing use the combined NCLEX-PN exam pass rates for each school as one of the primary ways to approve or deny a school's ability to provide practical and vocational nursing education. Since it is one of the best ways to determine how well a school is preparing their students for a career in practical nursing, Practicalnursing.org believed this was the strongest method of ranking the schools.
 
For schools with the same overall NCLEX-PN pass rates after being ranked, additional program characteristics were then analyzed, including the number of students taking the NCLEX-PN, with the higher the number the greater the ranking position, as well as the number of years of test data available. The schools with more years of NCLEX-PN pass rate data achieved a higher rank.   Practicalnursing.org’s ranking was based on the previous five years of available information.
 
Brazosport College was one of only two LVN schools in the greater-Houston area to earn a top-five distinction, as well as one of three local schools to rank in the top 10. To see the full list, visit http://www.practicalnursing.org/lvn-programs/texas.
 
Brazosport College offers three different nursing options, including LVN, Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) and an LVN to AND Curriculum Track. For more information, call 979.230.3424.