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            North Central Michigan College announced today that the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) Success Program has been created for North Central nursing students. The program consists of a live HURST NCLEX review which will take place on the Petoskey campus in February for second year nursing students. 

            Time for this review will be built into students’ medical/surgical schedule. Attendance is mandatory for the week-long live review. Following the review, there are four required tests which must be taken. Additionally the NCLEX exam fee and licensing fees will also be paid for those students who complete the review package in its entirety and take their board exam by July 15, 2019.

            “Those who follow the HURST NCLEX preparation have very high NCLEX pass rates,” states Dr. Jamie Pagels, Dean of Nursing, Allied Health and Science at North Central. “This success program will also help our nursing students take the exam sooner.  Many times, nursing students must work through the summer to raise the necessary funds to take the exams.”

            “Currently, North Central’s NCLEX pass rates are above 92%,” continues Dr. Pagels. “The goal of this program is to reach the 100% pass rate mark, so that every nursing student graduating in 2019 will pass the NCLEX board exams and become registered nurses, entering the workforce sooner.  In a rural area like Petoskey, this is critical to improving healthcare outcomes for the entire community.”

            “The NCLEX Success Program represents both an innovative approach and the strong support provided to nursing students at North Central to assure their success,” states Dr. David Roland Finley, president of North Central Michigan College.

            NCLEX is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States and Canada. After graduation from a school of nursing, one takes the NCLEX exam to receive his or her nursing license.

            For more information about North Central’s nursing program, contact Dr. Jamie Pagels at 231-348-6658 or

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly® and Veteran Friendly School and was recently named #1 Michigan Community College by

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