DOWAGIAC – The Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees received state licensure pass rate for the college’s nursing graduates and conducted other business at their May 14th meeting on the college’s Dowagiac campus.
Dr. David Fleming, vice president of instruction, presented a report from the state of Michigan that shows SMC attained a 100 percent pass rate for the quarter January through March 2012 for students graduating from SMC’s Registered Nursing (RN) program. This 100 percent pass rate for SMC graduates compares to the national quarterly pass rate of 91 percent and to the Michigan rate of 94 percent.
During this same quarter, the pass rate for SMC’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) graduates was also 100 percent. This percentage is also above the state and national averages of 92 percent and 84 percent respectively.
According to Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Fred L. Mathews, “The quality of nursing instruction at the college is evident from these outstanding licensure test scores. SMC provides affordable access to an exceptionally high quality nursing program. We are proud of the success of our students and of the faculty who help make this a reality.”
Source: News release from from Southwestern Michigan College