December 6, 2023

Coastal Bend College

The latest official news from CBC!

The May 2019 graduates of the Coastal Bend College (CBC) nursing program in Pleasanton was perfect! One hundred percent of the vocational nurse candidates passed the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) on their first attempt – a special achievement. This comes after having the highest record number of LVN and RN graduates in May.

The NCLEX national average pass-rate for VNs is 88% (which includes major university nursing programs); some special exam prep courses proudly proclaim 97% pass-rate success. Coastal Bend College Pleasanton’s VN program outshone both in 2019.

The NCLEX is a thorough, six-hour examination that each state board of nursing uses to test if an individual is prepared to enter the workforce in a nursing practice. It must contain at least 85 nursing questions; however, it can include as many as 265 questions. Perfection is a difficult bar to meet, even for accomplished nurses. That every Coastal Bend College VN graduate in Pleasanton passed the NCLEX on their first attempt speaks volumes about the quality education the school provides.

“Nursing is a very demanding occupation which requires critical thinking and compassion.  At Coastal Bend College we are dedicated to provide quality education and produce safe, competent nurses.  We are so proud of our students and faculty for the achievement of 100% pass rate at the Pleasanton Site” said the Assistant Dean of Allied Health, Loana Hernandez.

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