Press Release
Posted March 28, 2022

The number of Lorain County Community College nursing graduates passing the 2021 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) has outpaced state and national rates.

Out of 155 LCCC RN graduates to take the NCLEX-RN, 135 – or 87.10 percent – passed the 2021 exam, surpassing state (79.07 percent) and national (82.48 percent) passing rates.

Additionally, 90 percent of LCCC’s LPN graduates – 27 out of 30 – passed the NCLEX exam in 2021, also surpassing the state (73.38 percent) and national (79.60 percent) passing rates.

“We are so proud of our students and the hard work they have put in to prepare themselves to become nurses,” said Mary Grady, DNP, RN, CNE, LCCC nursing programs administrator and nursing professor. “These passing rates indicate how ready they are to begin their journey as nurses.”

The high passing rate for LCCC grads is also a testament to the rigorous academic program developed by LCCC faculty and their commitment to high standards, Grady noted.

“This is not an easy program or career choice and it is important that we provide our students with the highest quality classroom, lab and clinical training experiences possible so that they are prepared to deliver quality patient care as professional nurses,” Grady said.

LCCC’s RN graduates are highly regarded by the area’s health care community and are employed at hospitals, long-term care facilities and a variety of other health care agencies within Lorain County and the region.

“Like all LCCC programs, our nursing pathways are designed with input from local employers. The result is nurses who are ready for the job on day one, providing top notch care to patients at our region’s health care facilities,” said LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D.

LCCC is the top producer of first responders in Lorain County and more than 90 percent of the College’s graduates live and work in Northeast Ohio, Ballinger noted.

LCCC offers three pathways to becoming an RN at the LCCC campus: associate degree in nursing, licensed practical nurse to registered nurse and paramedic to registered nurse. It also offers two pathways through its program offered at the Firelands Campus of Bowling Green State University: associate degree in nursing and licensed practical nurse to registered nurse.

For those looking for an advanced degree, LCCC’s University Partnership program includes bachelor’s degrees in nursing from both Ohio University and Western Governors University.
For more information on LCCC’s nursing program, call the Health and Wellness Sciences division at (440) 366-4015.