BCC Students in Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing Programs Maintain High Pass Rate for Licensure Exam

PITTSFIELD, MA — Berkshire Community College (BCC) reports that its Practical Nursing (PN) students had a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) licensure exam in the 2023 calendar year, while Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students had a 91.43% pass rate for first-time test takers. All 17 PN students passed, and 64 out of 70 ADN students passed.

NCLEX uses computerized adaptive testing (CAT) technology to deliver the exam, ensuring a valid and reliable measurement of nursing competence. The passing standard for the NCLEX is the cut point at which the minimum ability is determined to require safe and effective practice nursing at the entry level.

Our nursing students continue to maintain impressively high pass rates, which are consistently on par or higher than the average pass rates statewide. It's a competitive program, and our students work hard. I'm very proud of their accomplishments.

Lori Moon, BCC Dean of Nursing

Lori Moon

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