May 6, 2013

Ohio Board of Nursing grants Edison Nursing Program five-year approval

GREENVILLE - Edison Community College’s nursing program has maintained full accreditation and approval over its 33 year history. Following tradition, Edison’s Associate of Nursing Degree program has been granted full five-year approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The Board granted approval to the college at its meeting March 21. In addition to OBN approval, the program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

To receive OBN approval, Edison’s nursing program recently underwent a survey visit. During the visit, an Education Regulatory Surveyor met with students, faculty, program administrators, and a representative of the controlling agency, and also conducted a tour of the program’s facilities. Program records, and guidance materials were also reviewed during the visit. Upon completion of the visit, OBN reviewed its findings and determined the program has met and maintained the requirements as specified.

“Receiving full approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing is a reflection of the quality of work being done by our nursing faculty and the college personnel who support our program,” said Gwen Stevenson, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences. “It also communicates to members of the community that our program is fully meeting all requirements and delivering a stellar educational program.”

With such honorable accreditation and approval comes high student expectations. The pass rate for Edison graduates on the nursing licensing exam, NCLEX, in 2012 was 96.97% higher than the pass rate in Ohio and in the nation. Edison ranked among the top six of all ADN schools and among the top nine of all registered nursing programs in Ohio.

“Our high NCLEX pass rates are significant in many ways,” Stevenson added. “First and foremost, employers and patients can be assured our graduates are prepared to deliver superb and safe patient care. Secondly, a student in our program can trust that our curriculum and faculty are top-notch so when they graduate, they will be successful on the licensing exam. In today’s economy, everyone needs to know they are getting value for their investment and our outcomes on the NCLEX licensing exam indicate we provide this value.”

Edison Community College celebrates its 40th anniversary of providing higher education and advanced training opportunities for the people of Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties. Edison is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is recognized with the highest order attainable by the Ohio Board of Regents. With campuses in Piqua and Greenville, Edison provides a Personal Experience and Rewarding Education. Visit us online at www.edisonohio.edu.

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