(Front row, left to right): Allison Whitaker of Bainbridge, Davarrio Chavers of Bainbridge, Hannah Bius of Bainbridge, Anna Brown of Chattahoochee (Fla.), Donnie Bullock of Donalsonville; (second row): Jordan Bond of Pelham, Yamantie Galnares of Climax, Brianna Hayes of Whigham, Olivia Anderson of Cairo, Kendall Blair of Cairo, JaNay Moore of Thomasville, LaShannon Breedlove-Palmer of Albany, (third row) Crystan Curry-Brown of Blakely, Jenny Reynolds of Tallahassee (Fla.), Brian Cook of Colquitt, Brittany Duke of Havana (Fla.), Shelley English of Blakely, Alexis Odom of Bainbridge, (back row) Bridgett Wade of Bainbridge, Jerod Williams of Lake City (Fla.), Trevin Tharp of Havana (Fla.) and Brittni Williams of Cairo
ABAC at Bainbridge is pleased to announce its 2018 Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) graduates earned a 100 percent passing rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This is the second consecutive year that the program has achieved this outstanding milestone.
(Note: The NCLEX-RN is the licensing exam that graduates must pass prior to gaining a license to practice as a registered nurse.)
All twenty-two of the May 2018 graduates passed the licensure exam on their first attempt. ABAC at Bainbridge holds a three-year average pass rate of 97.98% percent. According to Dr. Jeffrey Ross, Associate Professor of Nursing at ABAC at Bainbridge, the percentage far exceeds both the state and national averages.
“The faculty and staff are thrilled by this year’s NCLEX results. We are so very proud of the graduates and their determination. This milestone would not be possible without the help of many individuals. The dedicated nursing faculty and staff work tirelessly to ensure students are prepared for entry into the nursing profession as well as successful performance on the NCLEX-RN exam. We are grateful to the local hospitals and healthcare facilities who allow our students the opportunity to have hands-on, real life experience. Lastly, we are appreciative of the support we receive from administration and the ABAC at Bainbridge community at large.” said Dr. Ross.
Dr. Michael Kirkland, Executive Director of ABAC at Bainbridge, added, “We are very proud of our ADN program and its many successes. Much of the ADN program’s success is because of Mr. Ross and his team’s dedication to nursing education, our students, and the college”
The ABAC at Bainbridge nursing program is fully accredited by the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a State College within the University System of Georgia. ABAC’s mission is to provide excellent education by engaging, teaching, coaching, mentoring, and providing relevant experiences that prepare the graduate for life.