ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND NURSING PROGRAM RANKED TOP IN NATION
CUMBERLAND, Md. (Nov. 20, 2019) – Allegany College of Maryland’s nursing program was ranked number one out of all 1,975 nursing programs in the nation, according to recent program report on National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates from Apr. to Sep. 2019.
The report, which ranked ACM’s nursing program based on the percentage of its graduates who passed the NCLEX-RN examination which is needed to become a Registered Nurse, also determined that the college was number one out of 1087 associate degree nursing programs, and number one out of 28 nursing programs within ACM’s jurisdiction, the Tri-State region.
“We’re incredibly proud of our nursing graduates and the high quality of care they provide within our community,” said Rick Cooper, professor and Nursing program director.
NCLEX rankings are based on the percentage of program graduates passing the NCLEX-RN examination as compared to other programs with at least ten graduates who took the NCLEX-RN examination during the same reporting period.
ACM’s ladder-style nursing program offers students the chance to earn an Associate of Science degree in Nursing before applying to take the NCLEX-RN. Students are in the clinical setting for approximately 1,400 hours over the course of four semesters under the supervision of a nursing faculty member.
The Nursing program at ACM is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.