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MiraCosta College Nursing Program Ranked Among the Highest in California


MiraCosta College’s Registered Nursing Program has been ranked among the top 10 percent of California colleges based on the passing rates of students taking a state licensure exam.

“MiraCosta College is a hub of accredited nursing career pathways that are well suited to pre-licensure, new, and experienced nurses,” states RegisteredNursing.org, which posted the new rankings on its website. “MiraCosta makes it easy to apply life skills and experiences to a nursing career rooted in patient-centered care.”

Registered Nursing.org, whose mission is to promote excellence in nursing by providing future healthcare professionals with the tools they need to succeed, looked at 127 nursing programs in California, ranking 50 based on pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the past five years. MiraCosta College’s student pass rate during that time was 97.31 percent, almost 6 percent higher than the average statewide California NCEX-RN score.

Fourth semester student Ryan Anderson confirms the recognition. “The nursing program here at MiraCosta College is the best! The faculty, staff, and other students are so helpful, knowledgeable, and supportive of our goal of becoming nurses. Every day I have the opportunity to learn something new and then actually apply that knowledge to my patients in the hospital and, if the timing works out, I get to see some of those patients walk out the doors in better health. It has been the most rewarding challenge of my life so far.”