June 2019

SJR State nursing students exceed national, state ranking

The St. Johns River State College nursing department has an excellent start for the first quarter of 2019. For an eighth consecutive year, nursing students have surpassed the state and national passing rates for the RN licensure exam; this spring it was with a 94.44% passing rate.

The 2018 national average passing rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) was 87.5%. The state average was 72.74%.

"We are proud of our outstanding graduates, dedicated faculty and the clinical affiliates who work in collaboration to prepare the next generation of nurses to serve our local workforce," said Diane Pagano, Dean of Nursing.

The SJR State nursing program is offered on the Orange Park and Palatka campuses. The LPN Bridge to ASN program is offered on the St. Augustine campus. The Associate of Science degree in Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020