Sedalia, Missouri – Sept. 4, 2020 – Once again, State Fair Community College received notification from two prominent nursing advocacy and ranking agencies that the college’s practical and registered nursing programs have been ranked #1 in Missouri.
PracticalNursing.org and RegisteredNursing.org assessed the college’s programs on several factors that represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond. Past and present first-time NCLEX pass rates were used to select the top 20 programs in Missouri.
PracticalNursing.org has been publishing annual rankings since 2014 and Registered Nursing.org since 2016. Both organizations’ goal is to provide students with transparency and information that can help them make the right choice when selecting a nursing school.
“We are very pleased to receive this great news, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Rhonda Hutton Gann, dean of Health Sciences. “We appreciate the recognition from these highly respected organizations, and I am proud of our dedicated, hardworking students, faculty, staff, and healthcare industry partners.”
SFCC’s competency-based bi-level program prepares students to meet the requirements to become a licensed practical nurse (Year One), then transition seamlessly to associate degree nursing (Year Two) if the goal is to become a registered nurse. Those who are already certified LPNs or paramedics can apply to the Year Two program.
SFCC’s Nursing program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN). At the completion of Year One, students apply to the MSBN for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam for practical nursing. At the end of Year Two, students apply to the MSBN to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam for registered nursing. Completion of these programs does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure exams.
Program admission is competitive and class size is limited. Additional information and applications are available at sfccmo.edu/nursing. There is no cost to apply.