If the old saying, “practice makes perfect” holds true, students in Cape Fear Community College’s health care programs have been practicing their skills quite a bit.
According to the most recent report from the college’s health sciences department, seven of CFCC’s health sciences programs scored an impressive 100 percent pass rate on their respective state certification exams. Students are required to pass the exams before they can begin working in the field.
Programs that achieved a 100 percent pass rate in 2014 include: Associate Degree Nursing, Surgical Technology, Occupational Therapy Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, Radiography, Sonography, and Dental Assisting. Students in CFCC’s Practical nursing program earned a 100 percent pass rate last year and the 2014 class recently graduated and are in the process of taking their exams for 2014.
CFCC’s chair of health sciences Regina McBarron said that the consistently high pass rates are due to both the academic and clinical preparation students receive in the programs. She added that she appreciates the high level of dedication of both the faculty and clinical staff that help prepare students for the exams, which are crucial for students entering the workforce.