EGCC Nursing Students Chart 90% Passage Rate on Exam

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Students pursuing an associate degree in nursing at Eastern Gateway Community College outperformed the state and national average for passage rates for first-time applicants taking the National Council Licensure Examination.

“We are so proud of the hard work of our students and the commitment to excellence from our faculty,” interim President John Crooks said in a news release. “The pass rate for first-time applicants is 90%. That is outstanding, especially when you compare it to the Ohio average, which is 86.73%, and nationally, 88.56%. We put our students first at Eastern Gateway.” 

Kathleen Rogers, associate professor and administrator for the Eastern Gateway associate degree in nursing program, said the results demonstrate students’ dedication.

“At Eastern Gateway, our nursing students care deeply about their future profession, and they are putting in the long hours and the hard work, and it shows,” she said in the release. “We know these students are ready to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation and fill critical vacancies in the nursing industry in northeast Ohio and elsewhere.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.