Pass rates for the national licensing exam in the nursing field for Fox Valley Technical College’s (FVTC) nursing graduates in both its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs are among the best in the nation.
Passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is required to practice in the medical field. During the most recent reporting period, 96% of FVTC’s ADN graduates passed the exam compared to 84% of graduates in all ADN programs nationally. That pass rate equated to a ranking of #4 of the 36 college and university Registered Nurse (RN) training programs in the state and is among the top 11% on a national scale.
For FVTC’s LPN graduates, they passed the exam at a 100% clip compared to a rate of 87% statewide and 86% nationally. The exam results of FVTC’s LPN program graduates represent the best in the United States among 929 programs. LPN is a common pathway toward a career as an RN.
College officials cite dedicated, expert faculty and a world class facility, its Health Simulation Technology Center (HSTC), as primary reasons behind the success. The HSTC is a three-story, virtual hospital setting that houses the latest human patient simulation technology and labs to provide state-of-the-art training for students and healthcare practitioners on FVTC’s main campus in Appleton.