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NTCC Vocational Nursing program earns perfect pass rate

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The Northeast Texas Community College Vocational Nursing (VN) program recently learned that 100% of its graduates from August 2022 passed their NCLEX-PN examinations. This marks the second year in a row that the VN program has had a 100% pass rate.

“Our faculty and students gave it everything they had last year and that hard work has paid off. We are so proud of our graduates and wish them the very best in their careers as Vocational Nurses,” Carie Overstreet, Instructor of Nursing, CAN and PCT, said.

The NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination) is a required test for practical/vocational nurses to pass in order to become a registered nurse in the United States. The purpose of the exam is to ensure that those who pass the NCLEX-PN are nurses capable of performing safe, entry-level nursing care. The pass rate for all Texas programs is currently 86.49%, which puts NTCC far above the average.

“Pass rates are very important to nursing programs and they factor heavily into things like accreditation status. To have 100% of students pass on the first attempt is just outstanding,” Overstreet said.

To learn more about the NTCC VN and RN programs, visit or call 903-434-8300. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023-2024 school year.



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