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St. Clair County Community College nursing program celebrates top ranking, national student recognition

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PORT HURON – The St. Clair County Community College nursing program continues to be recognized throughout Michigan and the nation for its excellence in preparing students for rewarding careers in health care.

The college recently was ranked one of the best in Michigan by, a nursing advocacy organization that analyzes past and present first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®)-RN pass rates. The oldest nursing program at a community college in Michigan, St. Clair County Community College moved up two spots to rank No. 8 of 60 among the state’s two- and four-year institutions.

“This is wonderful news for the college, which has served as a Michigan leader in nursing for nearly 95 years,” said Julie Armstrong, chief academic officer and vice president of academic services. “It illustrates the expertise of our faculty, the commitment of our students and the support of our community. Our students continue to be recognized and sought after for their skills and experience upon graduation.”

Additionally, college student Brittany Hart, of Yale, Mich., recently received the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Spring 2018 Hurst Review NCLEX® Scholarship. She was one of just 22 students nationwide—and the only student in Michigan—to receive the honor.

As a Hurst Review Scholar, Hart will obtain free study materials and a scholarship award to cover the cost of exam fees.

“I am truly honored to be receiving this award,” Hart said. “I have learned so much and have had some amazing teachers and instructors along the way. I will carry the wisdom they have shared with me for my entire career. I am proud to be a part of this program at SC4.”

Hart enrolled at St. Clair County Community College during her senior year of high school to get an early start on her prerequisites for nursing. After graduating in 2014 from the college’s practical nursing program, she will graduate from the transition nursing program at the college’s Commencement ceremony May 4.

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