Centralia College nursing students taking the National Certification Exam (NCLEX-PN) to be Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are among the best in the state, according to PracticalNursing.org, an online ranking of the best LPN programs in the nation.
Though Centralia College does not have an LPN program, many of the students in the college’s Registered Nursing program take the LPN exam. Their scores were high enough in 2016 to put Centralia College in fourth place in the state for LPN exam performance.
“Our exceptional passing rate, which has been 100 percent the past few years, of our students on the LPN exam is certainly representative of the excellence of our program and faculty,” said Ellen Hinderlie, nursing program director. “We do a fantastic job in preparing our students to be excellent nurses, starting with those choosing to take the LPN exam. It translates well to our Registered Nursing program and our students’ high rates of success.”