The 4th annual LPN nursing program rankings by practicalnursing.org were released recently.

The programs were ranked by NCLEX-PN pass rates state by state.

Out of 18 schools analyzed in Kansas, the Dodge City Community College was ranked No. 1 for its LPN program.

According to practicalnursing.org, pass rates were analyzed from the past five years an averaged together through the recency of the exam, with data that was made available.

"Practicalnursing.org is the leading LPN/LVN advancement and ranking agency," said practicalnursing.org outreach coordinator Carly Jacobs. "We have been publishing the practicalnursing.org rankings list for the past four years."

Rounding out the top five Kansas programs were Garden City Community College, North Central Kansas Technical College, Highland Community College Technical Center and Seward County Community College.

Regarding DCCC, practicalnursing.org said, "DCCC is focused on student success and committed to achievement both in and out of the classroom.

"DCCC encourages students to gain a competitive edge through technology and innovative learning by a professional, industry-experienced faculty."

Recently, the National Council in State Boards of Nursing for NCLEX exam pass rates ranked the DCCC nursing program sixth in the state and 207 in the nation.

The nursing program plans on adding additional clinical opportunities to vary the exposure to different types of nursing along with hiring additional nursing faculty as well as continuing to improve exam pass rates.

If you would like more information or are interested in enrolling in the DCCC nursing program contact Lisa Carpenter, administrative assistant for nursing and allied health at 620-227-9241 or mhailey@dc3.edu.

To see the full list of Kansas programs, visit www.practicalnursing.org/lpn-programs/kansas#rankings.

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