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Healthcare programs top out test scores

November 26, 2018

Heartland Community College programs educating health care professionals of the future have reached an impressive milestone.

Heartland’s Health and Human Services division has posted four programs with a perfect pass rate for licensure or certification exams during the 2017-2018 school year. This is the first time all four of these fully-accredited programs posted perfect exam pass rates during the same school year.

Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant and Radiography programs have all reached a 100 percent pass rate on board exams.

Nursing program cohorts that met the perfect pass rate include both Nursing ADN and Nursing PN programs. 

“We’ve seen tremendous success from the students who have taken licensure or certification exams in 2017-2018,” said Jane Miller, Dean of Health and Human Services. “Each of these programs has exceeded the national pass rates for several years, but to see these cohorts all hit 100 percent is a testament to the hard work of both the students and the committed faculty at Heartland.”

  • Nursing ADN (Registered Nurse)
    • National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX – RN)
      • Required for licensure and employment as a Registered Nurse
  • Nursing PN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
    • 100% pass rate for 5 consecutive years
    • National Council Licensure Exam-PN (NCLEX-PN)
      • Required for licensure and employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse 
  • Radiography
    • 100% pass rate for 2 consecutive years
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Registry and Certification (ARRT exam) 
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
    • 100% pass rate for 2 consecutive years
    • National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
      • Required for licensure and employment

Students interested in exploring the Associate of Applied Science degrees in Nursing, PTA and Radiography can learn more during an informational session January 29, 2019 on the Heartland campus at 1500 W Raab Rd. in Normal, IL.

Written by: Steve Fast