The June 2021 graduates of the Practical Nursing Technical Certificate Program at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett recently achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. The NCLEX-PN exam is an examination offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for those who want to work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in the United States.

“I am excited to announce that the Class of 2021 Practical Nursing graduates has a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX,” said Linda Rushing, UAM CTC vice chancellor. Thank you to Ms. Shela Upshaw and Ms. Kayla Noble for doing a great job preparing their students for the licensure exam and the ‘real’ world of work. Congratulations to our instructors and students for their hard work.”

The 10.5-month Practical Nursing Technical Certificate Program is fast-paced and intentionally challenging. Individuals in this career field must possess not only solid academic skills but also keen decision-making skills and critical prioritizing abilities.

The graduates are pictured above. Front row, from left, Victoria Victory, Dia’Brina Shaw, Lacy Harrod and Lorenda Spaulding. Back row, from left, Alana Berry, Rebeca Gonzalez, Joseph Wesson-Points, Penny Crane and Crystal Amos.