News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Chrysten Crockett
(803) 327-8032

June 2, 2014

 York Tech Nursing Students Earn Highest Passing Rates in the State

ROCK HILL, SC  Nursing Students at York Technical College earned the highest passing percentage in the state of South Carolina for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensing examination for registered nurses (NCLEX).

With the cumulative state passing rate average at 86.85 percent, and national average at 83.04 percent, York Tech’s nursing students exceeded both averages with a 97.06 pass percentage. These numbers can only testify to the quality of the program.

According to Nursing Department Chair Sharlene Plyler, there has been a 100 percent job placement rate for students who’ve graduated from the program in the past three years.

“We are very proud of our associate degree nursing graduates. Their performance on the National Licensure Exam to become a registered nurse validates that our nursing program sets high standards. Our graduates enter practice with confidence and have no problems finding a job,” Plyler said.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a cooperative program between York Technical College and the University of South Carolina Lancaster and is approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. The program provides a rigorous curriculum to students, which prepares them for the practice of registered nursing by offering hands-on, real world training and education.

Registration is currently open to students interested in the program. Although the program only admits students once per year, Plyler encourages students to apply now. This year, the program, which usually has a 1-2 year wait list, has several spots available for the fall.

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About York Technical College:
York Technical College, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. York Technical College’s mission is: Building Our Community Through Maximizing Student Success.



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