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CCTC nursing program ranked seventh in state

GETAWAY — The nursing program at Collins Career Technical Center has been recognized by the annual PracticalNursing.org State LPN Program Rankings.

The program was ranked as the number seven LPN program in Ohio.
PracticalNursing.org bills itself as the leading LPN/LVN advancement and ranking agency.

The CCTC program earned a score of 94.21 out of 100 in the latest rankings.

“Chesapeake’s Collins Career Technical Center offers an LPN program committed to excellence and growth in the nursing practice,” PracticalNursing states on their website. “Both evidence-based practice and hands-on learning techniques are utilized within the curriculum to hone students’ knowledge and skills. Online learning options are also regularly available.”

The group lists 64 approved programs across Ohio, offered at community colleges, technical centers, and private career schools.

“After careful review of NCLEX-PN exam first-time pass rates over the past several years, we have ranked the top 20 programs,” the group states.

The group said their ranking methodology began with retrieving NCLEX-PN pass rates from all the LPN and LVN programs state by state through various methods include making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Requests were made for the previous five years of information available.

PracticalNursing states that, once this data was obtained, they filtered out the programs with the following characteristics:

• Programs with no pass rates for the previous 1 or 2 years, depending on the state and number of years of data available

• Programs with less than 2 year of pass rates

• Programs that no longer are operational
After filtering, programs were ranked, first by analyzing pass rates, then by averaging them together and weighting them by recency of the exam.

“If schools had the same overall NCLEX-PN pass rates after being ranked, additional program characteristics were then analyzed, including number of students taking the NCLEX-PN, with the higher the number the greater the ranking position, and number of years of test data available,” the group states. “The schools with more years of NCLEX-PN pass rate data the greater the ranking position.”