Program granted accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation as nursing licensure exam pass rates soar.
May 8, 2019 – Northland Community & Technical College’s most robust program has been recognized as the ninth best program in the state of Minnesota. The practical nursing program was recently assigned this ranking by PracticalNursing.org which has been conducting objective, government data-based rankings for six years. Practicalnursing.org’s methodology uses the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) five-year pass rates from all accredited PN programs in each state across the country. The NCLEX-PN exam is used to ascertain skills proficiency and is the determining factor in licensure for graduating nursing students.
In the fall of 2016 Northland launched a new practical nursing curriculum and streamlined the program structure to 44 credits. This created a revised diploma program that is a prerequisite to Northland’s registered nursing program. In addition, the curriculum’s focus is now concept based which has students going beyond simply memorizing facts to understanding the larger patterns and relationships that define patient care and patient illness.
Northland Community and Technical College (Northland) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Northland also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and a satellite site in Roseau, Minnesota. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit www.northlandcollege.edu or call 1.800.959.6282.
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