Centralia College Nursing Program Ranks High


Submitted by Centralia College

According to Nursing School Almanac’s 2020 rankings, Centralia College’s nursing program is rated second-highest among two-year colleges in the state and 14th overall.

Rankings are based on the college’s “academic prestige and perceived value, breadth and depth of nursing programs offered, and student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensure exam.” More than 3,000 nursing programs across the country were evaluated and ranked. Less than 35 percent of schools were included in the 2020 rankings.

“I could not be more proud of our faculty and students, of their excellence, resiliency, flexibility, and creativity in a year with so many challenges,” said Ellen Hinderlie, CC’s director of nursing. “We’ve repeatedly heard from our clinical practice partners that our graduates are among the very best they hire for their facilities. This prestigious ranking demonstrates that level of excellence.”

This is the second straight year CC’s nursing program has ranked second among two-year colleges and 14th among all programs in the state on the Nursing School Almanac’s rankings.

Over the past decade, Centralia College nurses have averaged an 87 percent first-time NCLEX pass rate. The past two graduating classes have scored a 92 and 95 percent NCLEX pass rate, respectively.

New cohorts begin each fall quarter (September). Applications for the 2021 nursing program will open in early January with the initial application and fee due by April 15. The final application documents are due by the end of June. Each cohort is capped at 24 students. To learn more visit, www.centralia.edu.

Read the full rankings online: 2020 Rankings: The 25 Best Nursing Schools in Washington | NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com.

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