State Fair Community College (SFCC) was recently notified the college’s practical and registered nursing programs have been ranked #1 in Missouri by two prominent nursing advocacy organizations.
PracticalNursing.org and RegisteredNursing.org assessed the college 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.
“Nursing workforce is critical to the health of any community,” said Dr. Rhonda Hutton Gann, dean of Health Sciences. “It is nice to see State Fair Community College’s nursing program so highly respected by these organizations.”
The news follows a recent announcement by SFCC that the college is expanding the nursing program to its Clinton campus. The Nursing program also is available in Sedalia and Eldon.
”We are excited to be able to expand our program to the Clinton community and surrounding areas with a superb RN program that will have such a positive impact on the area’s nursing workforce,” said Hutton Gann.
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 atsfccmo.edu/nursing. There is no cost to apply.