Like many health programs throughout the state of North Carolina, the nursing program at Sampson Community College is no exception.
With a large number of yearly applicants and limited enrollment, the SCC Nursing program is competitive in nature. All students are ranked on the same parameters, based solely on an objective criteria such as grade point average and an applicant’s score on the TEASV admission test.
Both the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nursing (PN) programs at Sampson Community College have maintained NCLEX passage rates well above the state and national averages.
Division Chair of Health Programs, Wanda Capps elaborates, “For 2014, the national pass rate was 82 percent for both programs. For SCC, the 2014 NCLEX pass rates were 100 percent for the PN program and 95 percent for the ADN program. I believe the high passage rates at SCC signify more than meeting the foundational level as required by the Board of Nursing in being competent to provide safe nursing care. SCC Faculty work long and hard hours to ensure not only success in the classroom with pen and paper, but also in the clinical setting where students utilize their hands and their hearts to provide competent and compassionate care.”
Contributing to the Sampson County and surrounding county workforce, many of the SCC nursing students have secured a job months before they graduate. One hundred percent of the 2014 PN graduates are employed while 95 percent of the ADN graduates are employed, those who are not employed are often continuing their education.
“One of the greatest strategies for success of our students is beyond a shadow of a doubt, the faculty, including the nursing assistant faculty. The Division of Health Programs has 11 faculty members excluding myself” states Capps. “Of those 11 faculty, 7 are SCC graduates. All of the faculty members are vested in this community and the college, which provides energy and desire for students and graduate success. I believe having 7 faculty members who are SCC graduates is a positive in so many ways, from understanding the program and expectations, to having that personal connection by being a SCC graduate. Every morning I see those past graduates, now faculty, walk through the door and see them impact the lives of our students, my heart smiles with pride and joy.”
Future interested nursing students are encouraged to visit www.sampsoncc.edu or call 910-592-8081 for specific requirements.