Nursing classFor the fourth consecutive quarter, the graduates of the Columbia College nursing program have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Every single student from the main campus and the Lake of the Ozarks campus who took the exam passed and officially became a registered nurse. The overall pass rate for the NCLEX-RN in Missouri was 87 percent.

“I’m so proud of the nursing faculty and our nursing graduates,” said Linda Claycomb, instructor and chair of the nursing department. “These amazing scores are indicative of the college’s commitment to create a robust and vibrant nursing program, which only strengthens the quality of health care in mid-Missouri.”

Since 2009, the college has worked to enhance its nursing offerings, creating the Columbia College Nurses Network, a real-time video conferencing tool connecting the college’s Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks campuses, as well as providing state-of-the-art nursing facilities in the Gerald T. and Bonnie M. Brouder Science Center. In July, the college launched a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, available online to students who have completed an associate degree in nursing and passed the NCLEX-RN.