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GRCC Nursing students achieve perfect licensing exam pass rates

Feb. 5, 2024 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College Nursing students were perfect – again.

All the 2023 graduates of GRCC’s Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs passed their licensing tests on their first attempt, according to a National Council of Licensure Exams summary.

It’s not the first year of perfection for the Nursing Department: Passing rates for GRCC’s RN graduates were 100% in 2019, 2020 and 2022. LPN students had 100% pass rates in 2018 through 2020. In 2021, the Registered Nursing and Licensed Nursing rates fell short of 100%, with 94.7% and 82%, respectively, but still exceeded both state and national rates; all GRCC students passed on their second attempt.

“This accomplishment reflects the dedication and expertise of our Nursing faculty, as well as the commitment of our students to excel in their studies,” said Lisa Radak, dean of GRCC’s School of Health Sciences. “Grand Rapids Community College remains steadfast in its goals to provide quality education that prepares our students for success in their professional journeys.”

GRCC’s Nursing programs combine intensive classroom instruction with hands-on experience in simulation labs that feature manikins that respond and talk as well as real people.

Students also benefit from the college’s strong partnerships with West Michigan health-care providers, Radak said.

“Area hospitals give our students valuable real-world experience and gain a pipeline to a talented and diverse workforce,” she said.

To learn more about GRCC’s Nursing programs, visit the website.

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Erin Van Egmond

Interim Vice President of College Advancement and Executive Director of the GRCC Foundation
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