Practical Nursing named 3rd best in MN

SCTCC PN third best in MN 2018
May 1, 2018

The SCTCC Practical Nursing program has been named the third-best PN program in the state of Minnesota in 2018 by See the entire list.

Colleges were ranked based on the NCLEX-PN pass rates in the past five years. The NCLEX, or National Council Licensure Examination, is the exam practical nursing students take to become a licensed practical nurse.

SCTCC’s average NCLEX-PN pass rate 2014-2017 was 94.02%. See the pass rates. Approximately 100 students sit for the exam every year.  

“SCTCC is very pleased to be listed as one of the top Practical Nursing programs in the state,” said Kelly Halverson, Dean of Natural and Health Sciences. “Being a top-rated program is a true reflection of the outstanding, dedicated faculty and staff here at SCTCC.”

A Practical Nursing degree provides many career options in a growing healthcare field or can be a foundation for a pursuing a nursing degree. The PN program at SCTCC is accredited by the Commission for Education in Nursing and is offered full-time and part-time to provide a more flexible schedule. is a guide for those interested in pursuing a healthcare career, with contributors ranging from educators and nurses, to healthcare professional advocates.

Kate Wallace