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CFCC Practical Nursing Program Ranked in Top 10 Best LPN Programs in North Carolina


WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College is proud to announce its inclusion in the Best LPN Programs in North Carolina. For five years, CFCC’s Practical Nursing program has consistently made the Top 10 list among 39 other practical nursing programs in the state as ranked by PracticalNursing.org .

The scores and rankings for each school were determined based on a historical analysis of National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) exam pass rates and test scores.

“We are proud to be recognized by PracticalNursing.org for the accomplishments of our practical nursing program. CFCC has outstanding nursing faculty whose focus is on quality education and student success,” said CFCC Dean of Health and Human Sciences Dr. Mary Ellen Naylor. “The honor of being recognized in the top 10 practical nursing programs in North Carolina and the continued success of our students exemplify CFCC’s commitment to preparing graduates to meet the health care needs of our community.”

By 2029, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that LPN jobs will increase by 9%. “Graduates in healthcare fields continue to find meaningful, rewarding work in our area,” said Dr. Naylor. “These professions are always in demand.”

Graduates of CFCC’s program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a licensed practical nurse. CFCC practical nursing students have upheld a 100% first-time pass rate for the past 15 years.

Upon completion of CFCC’s program and passing the NCLEX-PN, CFCC graduates may begin their careers as licensed practical nurses.

“It is an honor for the College to receive this recognition, and I am extremely proud of our Health & Human Services faculty and staff,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “Graduates from CFCC’s outstanding health science programs make a vital contribution to the quality of healthcare in our community and throughout the state.”

For more information about Cape Fear Community College’s Practical Nursing program, visit cfcc.edu/practical-nursing .

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