College of The Albemarle celebrates 100% pass rate for nursing programs

College of The Albemarle celebrates 100% pass rate for nursing programs

College of The Albemarle (COA) is pleased to announce two nursing programs recently celebrated a 100% first-attempt pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

All COA Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) and Practical Nursing (P.N.) graduates for the Class of 2022 passed on their first exam attempt.  Students must pass the exam to receive their license to be employed as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses; however, they can graduate from their program prior to being licensed. 

Top row (l-r): Taylor Stuart, Jennifer Dailey Large, Brittnay Phthisic, Kevin Norman, Meredith Zuber, Angeline Trenholm, Blair Crider, Samantha Lilliston  Middle row (l-r): Volha Tsvirbut, Cheyenne Brothers, Jordan Jones, Jessica Elliott, Bonnie Robertson, Samantha Rudolph, Traci Hilger, Cassandra Brown  Bottom row (l-r): Erin Cooley, Ila Stambaugh, Victoria Norrell, Summer Burnette, Crystal Spear, Ava Johnson, Chelsea Worley *Not pictured: Nataliia Chubata

“COA has a strong history of success in both our Associate Degree Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs, and we are so pleased and proud to once again see this level of accomplishment from our graduates,” shared Robin Harris, Dean, Health Sciences and Wellness Programs. “The students and the faculty all work very hard to reach the goal of creating quality new nurses to care for our community, and the sooner we get them into practice, the better for us all.  Until they pass NCLEX and become licensed, graduates cannot fully practice, so the first-time pass rate is an important indicator of the competency and readiness of these graduates to be in the workforce.”

Top row (l-r):  Lauren Bolton, Kenyonita Boyce, Airanna Bright, Ashley Elliott, Katlyn Elmore, Jazmine Knieper, Jabria Leary  Middle row (l-r): Kathryn Long, Maria Rowe, Giannina Sanchez, Sydni Shope, Bobbi Snook, Lacie Thornley, Ashley Timmons  Bottom row (l-r): Patrice Wall, Kenyada Wiggins, Crisanta Williams

“Congratulations to the A.D.N. and P.N. 2022 graduates,” shared Dr. Jack Bagwell, COA President.  “We are proud of your accomplishment and wish you continued success.  Thank you to our faculty and staff for the excellent education and experiences you provide for our students to ensure their success.”  

For information, please contact Tammy W. Sawyer, COA Director of Communications and Marketing, at or 252.335.0821 ext. 2420.