Associate Degree Nursing students achieve 100% pass rate

March 24, 2022

McLennan Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing December graduates received a 100% first-time pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).

Deemed the “COVID-Cohort” by Program Director Shelley Blackwood, this group began the program in Spring 2020 along with the start of the global pandemic.

“They endured an extended spring break that first semester, followed by virtual learning, quarantines, COVID cases, social distancing and numerous Zoom hours to complete their studies and pass their licensing exam on the first try,” Blackwood said. “I am so proud of this group of students and the amazing faculty team that equipped them for success.”

For more information about the ADN program, contact Shelley Blackwood at