Pass Rates of Allied Health Graduates Exceed National and State Averages
December 13, 2004

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 2004.

“The 2004 pass rates for Wor-Wic nursing students are 100 percent for licensed practical nursing (LPN) students and 91 percent for registered nursing (RN) students,” said Denise D. Marshall, nursing department head.

The national average pass rates for LPNs and RNs are 89 and 87 percent, respectively. State averages are 96 percent for LPNs and 88 percent for RNs.

According to Andrew P. Woodward, radiologic technology department head, “Wor-Wic’s radiography students have had a 100 percent pass rate for 10 consecutive years.”

Included in Wor-Wic’s pass rate percentages are 47 LPN graduates and 44 RN graduates who took the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination, as well as 12 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.