MCC Nursing Graduates Continue to Exceed Michigan, National NCLEX Pass Rates

The Muskegon Community College nursing graduates who took the National Council Licensing Examination for RNs & LPNs (NCLEX-RN & NCLEX-PN) during the 2021 calendar year exceeded both the national and state pass rates for all licensees.

The 87.3% pass rate by MCC nursing grads on the NCLEX-RN surpassed the Michigan (82.37%) and the national (78.78%) averages, while the 92.59% pass rate on the NCLEX-PN by MCC nursing students also topped Michigan (79.02%) and national (79.60%) averages.

In 2021, the Muskegon Community College Nursing Program awarded 60 Associate Degrees in Nursing and 61 Practical Nurse Diplomas.

“MCC’s nursing faculty is very proud of the 2021 graduates and their success on the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN exams, especially during a very difficult year,” said Chris Patterson, MSN, RN, CNE, who is the director of MCC’s Nursing and Health Programs.

“Even with a global pandemic and a switch to a virtual environment, our students’ pass rate on the exams was still above national and state averages. This accomplishment is made even more remarkable because we have a non-competitive enrollment, unlike many schools in Michigan and the United States. The MCC Nursing Program congratulates these students as they begin their nursing careers.”

Muskegon Community College Nursing Program has remained fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing since its inception. Since 2006, the program has been nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), a national accrediting body for Associate Degree Nursing programs.

The MCC Nursing Program traces its roots to 1962 with a vocational nursing program. In 1981, a career ladder associate degree nursing program was established to supplant the Hackley School of Nursing Diploma Program and the MCC Practical Nursing Program.

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