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WSC Nursing Perfect Pass Rates

Posted: Oct 05 2015

WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston State College's pass rate for nursing boards is at 100% for 2015 for both nursing programs. 

WSC offers both a Practical Nursing program and an Associate Degree Nursing program.  A total of forty-one WSC students successfully completed the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) to achieve licensure to practice as a Licensed Practice Nurse or Registered Nurse.

After completing a nursing program and graduating with either a certificate or degree, the graduate nurse must register and take the NCLEX in order to practice nursing. The NCLEX exam encompasses knowledge and aptitude in four areas:  safe effective care environment, psychosocial integrity, health promotion and maintenance, and physiological integrity.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that WSC has achieved a 100% pass rate in the PN program. WSC one of the partners in the Dakota Nursing Program consortium made up of four community colleges: Williston State College, Lake Region State College, Dakota College of Bottineau and Bismarck State College. To date, all four colleges have achieved a 100% pass rate in ADN program for 2015.  

The national NCLEX pass rate is 82.53% and North Dakota's NCLEX pass rate is 92.6%, which is significantly higher than the national average. WSC Nursing Coordinator Gail Raasakka, MSN, RN, CNE, states, "This 100% pass rate makes us extremely proud of our program and our graduates and sets the benchmark for future students to reach." 

For more information, contact Gail Raasakka at 701.774.4290.
For any information regarding WSC, please visit,
call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.

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