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Ranger College nursing programs achieve 100% pass rates on licensure exams; full approval by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Pictured back row left to right: Sandra Lee, Ashleigh Medina, Cathy Noble, Stacey Baker-Wall and Janie Alapic. Front: Awilda Hayes, Karen Bufe and Vicki Calfa. Photo/Ranger College


Ranger College’s esteemed nursing programs proudly announce a remarkable achievement of 100% pass rate on recent national licensure examinations, as confirmed by the Texas Board of Nursing at their quarterly meeting in Austin on Thursday, April 18.


The accomplishment underscores the exceptional quality of the curriculum and dedication of the program leadership, faculty, student and clinical partners.


Both the Ranger College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Vocational Nursing (VN) Programs scored 100% on their first attempt at the National Council Licensure Examination in the 2023 reporting year.


 Two documents, the “Report of 2023 NCLEX-PN Examination Pass Rates for Vocational Nursing Education” and “Report of 2023 NCLEX-RN Examination Pass Rates for Professional Nursing Education Programs” presented to the Texas Board of Nursing show that Ranger College was one of 17 VN and one

of 17 ADN programs in the state to achieve 100%.


Texas has 87 vocational nursing programs, and 129 registered nursing programs.


“This milestone is a testament to the unwavering support of our administration, dedication of our highly qualified nursing faculty, and the relentless drive of our students,” said Dr. Sandra Lee, dean of Ranger College’s Division of Allied Health.


“I am so proud of our faculty for their teaching excellence, thankful for the clinical agencies who hosted our students, and of course thrilled to see our graduates become licensed nurses who will make a significant impact in their communities with competent, safe nursing care.”


Ranger College is accepting applications for the fall 2024 start of nursing programs.


For more information about the Ranger College Nursing Department, its programs and application requirements, please contact




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