Program also in TOP 20% of nursing programs in the eastern U.S.
Bossier Parish Community College’s Nursing program is the #1 ranked nursing program among all of Louisiana’s community college programs AND is ranked in the top 20% of nursing programs in the eastern region of the country, according to NurseJournal.org’s list of the best nursing schools in the eastern region of the U.S.
To determine the rankings, 1,189 schools were evaluated based on 20 metrics, sorting them into five categories: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction, and value. The rankings were compiled in order to bring awareness to the very institutions and organizations integral to the field of Nursing.
BPCC’s Nursing was ranked 233 out of 1,189 nursing programs, which also includes 4-year school programs, ranking it in the top 20% of eastern U.S. programs. BPCC’s program is also the first among the 18 Louisiana community college nursing programs ranked. The program received an overall score of 88.8 from the five categories.
“The rankings reflect BPCC’s commitment to world class learning experiences and reinforce the College’s reputation as a premiere institution of higher learning,” said BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. “This recognition is a by-product of a great deal of hard work and dedication by the faculty and divisional leadership in Nursing and Allied Health.”
BPCC Nursing graduates have exceed national pass rates on certification and licensure exams and, in 2013-14, 86% of graduates were employed within 6 months of passing the NCLEX exam.
The BPCC Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and has full approval of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. The program is committed to student-centered learning through academic instruction, skills laboratory, clinical simulation, clinical experiences, and community service, and includes a traditional track and a transition program for current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to become Associate Degree Registered Nurses (RNs).
For more information on BPCC’s Nursing program, visit www.bpcc.edu/nursing .