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Daytona State College ranked among best in state for Nursing NCLEX pass rates

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (November 9, 2023) The most recent results are in from the NCLEX (the National Council Licensure Examination), and our graduates from Daytona State’s Bob & Carol Allen School of Nursing achieved a 99.11% pass rate. The nursing program has also experienced a remarkable 20% increase in the number of graduates. 

“We offer one of the most rigorous and highly regarded nursing programs in the state and our NCLEX pass rate is a testament to the thoroughness of our program,” said Daytona State College President Dr. Tom LoBasso. “Our graduates enter the workforce with all the skills necessary to quickly integrate into any nursing position anywhere in the state.”

The impressive 99.11% pass rate on their first attempt at the exam places Daytona State among the top programs offered in Florida. The average NCLEX pass rate is 82.33% for nursing students across Florida, according to the Florida Board of Nursing, and the national pass rate is 86.82%. The NCLEX is one of the standardized tests nurses must pass to become either a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse. 

“These pass rates demonstrate the commitment of the faculty and staff within the Allen School of Nursing,” said Dr. Maxine Hicks, Dean of the Bob & Carol Allen School of Nursing. “We are tremendously proud of our graduates knowing they will join the ranks of DSC alumni helping to serve throughout our communities.”

To learn more about DSC’s Nursing program, visit []. 

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Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond. The College enrolls approximately 23,000 students a year at its seven campuses, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services and public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, project management, accounting, computer science, digital media, and more.

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranks DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans multiple times.