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01/05/2004
Hudson Valley Community College Nursing Program Has 100 Percent Pass Rate on Professional License Exam

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 5, 2004

The 2003 graduating class from Hudson Valley Community College's Nursing program was perfect, according to the New York State Department of Education.

All of the 48 Class of 2003 graduates who took the most recent national licensing examination for registered nurses received a passing score, according to a report released by the State Education Department.

Hudson Valley was one of only three community college nursing programs statewide that had a 100 percent pass rate.

Among all SUNY and CUNY community college programs with more than 40 graduates, only Hudson Valley Community College and two other schools had a pass rate above 94 percent. There are 36 SUNY or CUNY nursing programs.

The national average pass rate for the licensing exam was 86.5 percent. The state average was 86.1 percent. Passage of the exam is one of the requirements for licensure as a registered nurse.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.