St. Lawrence College Practical Nurse Grads Score Above National Average

Published on: 2019/12/06 - in News

St. Lawrence College is praising this year’s Practical Nurse graduates for beating the national average on the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) which is  a requirement before entering the profession.

In a statement, the college says 42 of its 44 Kingston campus graduates passed the CPNRE which is above the national average. The local grads also scored higher than the national average in nine of the exam categories that include critical thinking, foundations of practice, and collaborative practice.

“The dedication of our faculty in ensuring that our students are well prepared is reflected in these results,” said Barry Weese, Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences at SLC. “Excellent graduates are the result of excellent faculty and support staff; their impact on student success cannot be underestimated.”

The institution’s Practical Nurse program is as old as the college itself, which opened in 1967, beginning as a Nursing Assistant certificate. The Practical Nurse program is currently a two-year diploma that is offered on all three SLC campuses.

About St. Lawrence College  

St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 99,000 alumni.

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