RCC nursing program ranks in top 5 in New York
ROCKLAND COUNTY – Rockland Community College once again received two prestigious honors for its nursing program. NursingProcess.org, a website that compiles data on nursing education and careers, ranked the RCC program No. 2 out of 153 schools approved by the New York State Board of Nursing to pursue a nursing degree program. nursing associate. Additionally, RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization, released its annual list of the best registered nursing programs of 2023 and ranked Rockland Community College’s nursing program fifth out of 103 in the state. from New York.
The College’s accredited Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) degree program prepares nurses to meet the needs of the community and integrates philosophical beliefs, scientific discipline, and concepts of nursing research to prepare nurses for careers in the ever-changing healthcare system. Tuition at RCC is about one-third of other colleges in New York, making it an affordable choice for prospective nurses.
“Nurses have always been the backbone of our healthcare system, a fact underscored by the ongoing pandemic. I deeply appreciate the RCC nursing program for working so hard to meet the health care needs of our community, and I am so proud of this latest recognition of their excellence! Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Kroning (Dean), Professor Sara Annunziato (Program Director), and all of the highly qualified and dedicated faculty teaching in the program,” said Dr. Katie Lynch, Academic Affairs Manager.
RegisteredNursing.org rates nursing programs on several factors that represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond. The judges analyzed past and present first-time NCLEX-RN “pass rates” weighted by year to rank the schools. Find more information on the methodology used here: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/a35d70c5/T8tfBveeLE6zI4bdM_JP_Q?u=https://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/
NursingProcess.org ranking factors examine all dimensions of a nursing school. They cover four major areas, such as academic quality, NCLEX-RN exam performance, affordability, and a school’s overall reputation. Of the four areas, academic quality and first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates were given the maximum weight because both are clear indicators of a college’s academic performance. Find more information on the methodology used here: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools-ranking-methodology/
“My mother and I are proud graduates of the RCC nursing program. The program’s high ranking is the result of the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff, and the desire of our nursing students to positively impact the lives of others,” said Dr. Maureen Kroning, Dean of the School of Nursing, Health and Wellness.
Kristen Warbrick, a nursing student who graduated in December 2022, said: “The nursing program at RCC is absolutely top notch. You can see it in clinical and academic settings. I could not have chosen a more professional and perfect nursing program and will be very proud to represent it upon graduation.