BBCC nursing graduates pass state tests

Nursing Students
Big Bend Community College 2019 Nursing Program graduates.

By Cheryl Schweizer

MOSES LAKE — The 18 graduates in Big Bend Community College nursing program class of 2019 have continued a BBCC tradition. All 18 passed the national license exam on the first try.

Nationally, about 88 of nursing students pass the exam on their first try, said Tiffany Sukola, BBCC’s communications coordinator.

“The 100-percent pass rate has become the norm for the BBCC nursing program over the last 10 years. During that time, all nursing graduates have passed the national licensure exam on either the first or second attempt,” Sukola wrote.

BBCC Director of Health Education, Katherine Christian, called the test “the final hurdle to their license as registered nurses. Along with the faculty, I am very proud of what these graduates have accomplished and look forward to working alongside them as they serve in our communities.”

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