National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) passage rates for the past five years for the first time test takers have averaged 89 percetn at Firelands Regional Medical Center. The national average for the past five years is 88 percent.
The enrollment retention rate is calculated annually based on the total number of students enrolled on October 15th of any given year. The most current retention rate is 82 percent.
To ease the transition from education to employment, a professional issues course is conducted annually for third-year students. Various occupational and advanced education opportunities for professional nurses are discussed, including current information on employment and educational offerings in the area. Students learn how to write a resume and an application letter and are informed about the licensure process in Ohio. The course also covers the laws regulating nursing practice in Ohio.
The Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing graduates are surveyed to assess their success with job placement. Of the Class of 2012, 100 percent of the graduates who passed the NCLEX-RN were employed in a nursing position within 9 months after graduation.
Students are required to wear a student uniform in the clinical area during the second and third year. The school provides students with information on ordering uniforms and supplies.
Liability and health insurance are required of all students before beginning the nursing courses. Instructions on obtaining liability insurance are mailed to each student prior to the start of the second year.
Purchasing textbooks is the student’s responsibility. Students are provided with information on required textbooks and instructions on how and where to purchase their books.