The Ninth Annual Health Career Day will be held October 6 at the North Dakota State College of Science, located at 800 Sixth Street North in Wahpeton, N.D. Career Day will begin at 9 a.m. in the Harry and Ella Stern Cultural Center and will continue to the Mayme Green Allied Health Center. The Career Day is considered a “dual” event, as both employers of the NDSCS Allied Health students and prospective students are invited to attend.
Prospective students will have numerous opportunities to explore the 12 Allied Health career paths offered at NDSCS including visiting with prospective employers about employment in health fields, touring classrooms and labs and participating in hands-on demonstrations in each of the career areas. Allied Health faculty, staff and current students will also be available to discuss academic programs, campus life and student organizations.
Employers will have the opportunity to visit with and recruit students from the 12 Allied Health careers for future employment at their facilities. They may also tour classrooms and labs at the Health Center, meet the faculty, administration and staff and attend a luncheon.
100 percent of 2011 graduates pass NCLEX- RN exam on first attempt
The North Dakota State College of Science Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN-registered nursing) students are living up to their number one status. The RN Program was awarded a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council of Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN). All 2011 NDSCS ASN-RN graduates passed the exam on the first attempt earlier this spring.
This is the second consecutive year in which the NDSCS ASN-RN program has had a 100 percent, first attempt pass rate. NDSCS attributes the programs’ continual success to the dedicated, hard working students and the committed faculty and support staff. The programs clinical sites and preceptors also play a vital role in the students continued success.
“Congratulations to our students – a 100 percent pass rate is a significant accomplishment,” commented Ruth Gladen, ASN-RN Program Coordinator. “Most of our graduates are continuing their education and we wish them continued success in their professional careers.”
In early 2010, the NDSCS ASN-RN program was ranked number one out of 1,686 other registered nursing programs in the United States, as reported by Mountain Measurements, Inc. This ranking is determined by NCLEX-RN results.
2011 marks the seventh year NDSCS will offer a registered nursing program. Students in the program graduate with an Associate in Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam after graduation.