BOISE, Idaho – February 10, 2008 - Apollo College graduates who take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX) are not only making the grade – they’re surpassing it.
From Jan. 1, 2007 through Dec. 31, 2007, the NCLEX pass rate for Apollo College was 95.83 versus the Idaho average of 92.49 and the national average of 87.25. Apollo graduates scores also exceeded those of both Boise State and Idaho State Universities.
The Apollo College Practical Nursing program is designed to train highly educated and skill-oriented graduates for entry-level nursing positions caring for patients and assisting physicians – and to help alleviate the current nursing shortage across the nation.
For those interested in pursuing a career in nursing, the timing couldn’t be better. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Licensed Practical Nurses is expected to grow much faster than average in home health care services and about as fast as average for all occupations through 2014.
The Apollo College Practical Nursing program combines both classroom theoretical learning and real-world clinical experience. Every aspect of the program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to be a fully competent and caring nurse.
Through classroom lecture, laboratory experience and clinical instruction, the program helps prepare students to meet nationally accepted standards – starting with NCLEX. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Apollo College has nine locations in the western United States, and is a leading provider of career training in the areas of health care and related fields. Since opening its doors in 1976, the school has been recognized as a leader in private education.