Cape Cod Community College Nursing Program Issued Warning

WEST BARNSTABLE – Cape Cod Community College’s nursing program has been issued a warning from the Board of Registration in Nursing.

Following two consecutive years of sub-par passing rates on the nursing licensing exam, the Board has asked the program to accomplish a series of tasks designed to improve the first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure, and to submit reports on September 30th, 2018, and January 31, 2019.

According to the college it is likely that after reviewing these reports, the Board of Registration in Nursing will make a further decision about the status. Leaving the program in limbo until at least early next year.

In the meantime, the program will continue to remain fully accredited, with students who pass the exam being licensed as registered nurses.

The college is reporting that The Board of Registration in Nursing has asked that they look at a number of areas including faculty and student involvement in governance, revision of admission and transfer policies, and alterations to the systematic evaluation plan, all designed to raise the College’s first-time pass rates on the NCLEX.

Nursing Exam pass rates were more in 93 percent for program graduates in 2015, before falling to 79 percent in 2017, and to 69 percent last year.

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