Baton Rouge Community College's (BRCC) nursing program was recently granted continuing accreditation through 2023 by the National Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The ACEN is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs. Programs seeking accreditation by ACEN undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by ACEN expert surveyors who are actively involved in nursing care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help organizations improve their care and services.
"Our accreditation outcome from ACEN is a positive affirmation of all the hard work the nursing faculty do to carry out the mission of the program and that of the college," said BRCC Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, Dr. Toni Manogin. "The ACEN ruling attests to the fact that we are a premier educator for registered nurses."
BRCC's nursing program was introduced in 2009, and received initial accreditation in 2010. The program provides educational opportunities for individuals to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and competencies for nursing practice. Graduates receive an associate of science degree in nursing and are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
BRCC graduates have had impressive pass rates on the NCLEX-RN exam. The 2016 nursing class maintains a 100% passage rate.
Other programs in the Nursing and Allied Health Division include: Certified Nursing Assistant, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic), Medical Assistant, Paramedic (AAS), Paramedic (Certificate of Technical Studies), Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Veterinary Technology.
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