LCC Health Science Programs Earn Top Pass Rates

August 2, 2018

Labette Community College recently learned that three health science programs earned 100% first-time pass rates on national credentialing exams for 2018 graduates.

The LCC respiratory therapy program graduates each passed the national credentialing exam through the National Board of Respiratory Care. Respiratory Therapists treat issues with the heart and lungs, and find careers in hospital and clinical settings.

Kara Good, LCC Respiratory Therapy Director said, “Earning a first time pass rate of 100% is impressive. In the year 2016, 13,737 graduates across the US attempted this exam, and only 6,266 passed.”

The Radiography program, directed by Gale Brown, also earned the distinction with all 12 student graduates passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. LCC offers a 23-month program in Radiography to prepare students to become qualified radiographers (x-ray technologists) and meet the health care needs of Southeast Kansas and the surrounding areas.

The LCC Nursing Graduates of 2018 also received a 100% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam. Since being established in 1968, the LCC Nursing program has prepared over 1,500 student nurses to complete the program and take the NCLEX-RN exam.

“This is no easy accomplishment, last year only four Schools of Nursing in Kansas received this distinguished status,” said LCC Nursing Director, Dr. Delyna Bohnenblust.

The directors of each of the three health science programs credited the success to the instructors. “The instructors uphold integrity and standards of the programs to ensure our students were prepared to sit for the exam,” said Bohnenblust.

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