Pass Rates of Allied Health Graduates Exceed National and State Averages
April 28, 2006

Wor-Wic Community College nursing and radiologic technology graduates once again surpassed national and state averages of students who passed their licensure examinations on the first attempt during FY 2005.

“The 2005 pass rates for Wor-Wic nursing students are 98 percent for licensed practical nursing (LPN) students and 94 percent for registered nursing (RN) students,” said Denise D. Marshall, nursing department head.

The national average pass rates for LPNs and RNs are 90 and 86 percent, respectively. State averages are 96 percent for LPNs and 87 percent for RNs.

According to Junior A. Gray, radiologic technology department head, “Wor-Wic’s radiography students have had a 100 percent pass rate for 11 consecutive years.”

Included in Wor-Wic’s pass rate percentages are 44 LPN graduates and 51 RN graduates who took the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination, as well as eight radiologic technology graduates who completed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination.

More than 90 percent of Wor-Wic’s allied health program graduates are working on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore in health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and private physician offices.