Pass Rates of Health Care Graduates Exceed National and State Averages, Again
October 16, 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 2006.

"The 2006 pass rates for Wor-Wic nursing students are 98 percent for licensed practical nursing (LPN) students and 92 percent for registered nursing (RN) students," said Denise D. Marshall, nursing department head.

The national average pass rate for LPNs and RNs is 88 percent. State averages are 97 percent for LPNs and 89 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 12 consecutive years."

Included in Wor-Wic's pass rate percentages are 48 LPN graduates and 53 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 nursing and radiologic technology graduates are working on Maryland's Eastern Shore.