NEW CASTLE —
The nursing program is a rigorous one that has churned out many successful students, Tillia said. “Nursing is not easy,” she stressed.
Governed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, the school graduated 14 students on Feb. 18, at 83 percent retention, and had a 100 percent pass rate on state board of nursing exams, Tillia pointed out.
Each class lasts for one year, with sessions beginning each September and February, while the school’s budget operates from July to July.
If the graduates are approved by the state board of nursing, they can take the state exam to become licensed.
“We’ve had a 100 percent pass rate as of Oct. 31,” Tillia said, “and 100 percent for the entire year.”
She added the group that graduated in February will be testing soon.