Published: Friday, April 23rd, 2021
Butler Nursing students have some of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state
EL DORADO, Kan. – Butler Community College nursing students have ranked in the top five community colleges in Kansas for passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, NCLEX, for Associate Degree in Nursing, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, NCSBN. In addition, their report identifies Butler in the top three for Practical Nursing from 2016 to 2020.
The five-year average pass rate for Associate Degree in Nursing was more than 89%, while the Practical Nursing program came in with more than 98%. All the pass rates in Practical Nursing since 2016 have been more than 95%, and three of those years had a 100% pass rate.
“We were able to achieve such high NCLEX scores through a great group of faculty who’ve done lots of work to support the students for success with the NCLEX, especially considering the major curriculum change the nursing program implemented for 2021,” said Dr. Caleb Ediger, Associate Dean of Nursing. “I’m always impressed with how hard our nursing students work every year.”
In addition to a state accredited nursing program, Butler Community College offers Allied Health, EMT and AEMT training, and has a partnership with the University of Kansas for Nursing where students can finish their general education credits, then go on to receive an Associate Degree in Nursing through Butler, and their Bachelor of Science in Nursing through KU simultaneously on the Butler campus.
Butler Community College, an Aspen Institute Top 150 U.S. Community College with nearly 9,000 students, offers nearly 85 degree programs and 30 professional certification programs. The college’s main campus is in El Dorado, but it has centers in five other communities. For more information about Butler, visit www.butlercc.edu, on Facebook and Twitter (@butlercc)