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    Congratulations to all of you that have been accepted to the Cleveland State Nursing program. I think you will find it a rewarding and exciting experience. I don't usually participate in sites like this because I make it a habit to not respond to anonymous comments, but I wanted to set the record straight.

    First of all we have a wonderful, caring nursing faculty. I can't tell you the number of times that I have learned of how they have gone above and beyond the required in order to help students be successful. I just finished reading the student comments from the most recent school year and the students praised the faculty for their caring involvement. By the way, several commented on the fairness of the test.

    Our program is a rigourous program and some people do drop out of the program. The numbers quoted were off slightly but don't always reflect reality. If a student has to stop out because of a family crisis, even when they return and complete it is not reflected in the numbers. Our recent visit by the National League of Nursing concluded that our completion rate was in range of other colleges. Would we like it to be higher? Absolutely? We are constantly evaluating and trying new things to improve our completion rate.

    For the past two years our pass rate on the NCLEX exam (state board) has been 96%. It doesn't seem that too many of our graduates are having problems. More importantly our job placement rate has been 100%.

    Again, I believe you will have a great experience in our nursing program and I look forward to calling your name at the pinning ceremony in a couple of years. If you would like to talk more with me about this post, please drop by my campus office any time.

    Jerry L. Faulkner
    Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Cleveland State Community College