September 9, 2021

South College Atlanta’s first LPN certificate cohort earns 100% pass rate on NCLEX-PN exam

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Stephanie Blue

All students in the inaugural graduating cohort of South College Atlanta’s Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program passed on first attempt the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) and earned the LPN title.


All students in the inaugural cohort of South College Atlanta’s Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program have passed on first attempt the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and earned the Licensed Practical Nurse title. Leneyce DeBurst receives a pin from her partner during the summer pinning ceremony, signifying completion of the LPN Certificate program and a welcome to the profession of nursing.

“The exceptional performance of our LPN graduates on their national examinations further bolsters South College’s reputation as a premier educational institution for students seeking to enter health professions,” South College Chancellor Steve South said. “We are proud to see students take advantage of the excellent education and training opportunities at South College so that they may succeed in their new careers.”

The South College Atlanta certificate program in Licensed Practical Nursing earned approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing in May 2019. The first classes started in June 2020. 

“The fact that 100% of the inaugural LPN class passed the NCLEX-PN on their first attempt is extraordinary,” South College Atlanta President Josh Huffaker said. “This confirms that our didactic courses, clinical training, faculty, and external partners are preparing our graduates to succeed.”

The national exam assesses the application and analysis of knowledge that students learn in school and ensures entry-level nurses can make clinical judgments and meet the needs of patients. It is the final component of the licensure process. 

South College Atlanta is accepting applications for the next Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing cohort, which starts January 2022.

To learn more about South College’s academic programs and financial assistance, visit https://www.south.edu

About South College

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (https://www.sacscoc.org).

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