A local nursing college received big honors from a state organization.
The Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing was ranked as one of the Best Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs in New York by Nursing Schools Almanac. MSWSPN was ranked number eight out of 67 LPN programs.
Nursing Schools Almanac’s research team compiled an extensive database of student performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Aspiring practical nurses in the United States must pass this examination before they may commence practice. Thus, student performance on the NCLEX-PN exam provides an excellent benchmark for comparing the relative quality of practical nursing programs.
They used their database to calculate each program’s NCLEX-PN pass rate among first-time test-takers.
Kathleen Mills, MS, RN, Director of MSWSPN comments “We are very proud of our school and the work we do to support the profession and our community. Nurses are needed now more than ever. It is our privilege to prepare students to join a community of nurses who provide exemplary service and care for our communities. Our faculty and staff are innovative, creative, and engaged in advancing the knowledge and skills to improve the delivery of healthcare”.
The Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing, one of only three hospital-based nursing programs in New York State, was founded in 1956. Since that time, it has graduated over 1,800 nurses.