JSCC Nursing receives best of Tennessee rank

Nov 8th, 2022

The Jackson State Community College (JSCC) Nursing program has received a “Best of Tennessee” ranking from RegisteredNursing.org, ranking the program 5th in the state and 1st in West Tennessee. 


The JSCC Nursing program received a 97.33 out of a possible 100-point scale, landing them at the number five spot on the “2023 Best Registered Nursing Programs in Tennessee” list. The score surpassed other West Tennessee programs at two and four-year institutions, earning JSCC Nursing Program 1st place in West Tennessee. 


“This ranking reinforces the outstanding work of our faculty, staff and industry partners to ensure our students receive the best to prepare them for their careers,” said Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences, Program Director and Professor of Nursing, Dr. Leslie West Sands. “Equally, our students are to thank for their dedication and perseverance throughout our program. Whether a recent or past graduate, I can say with confidence we are preparing the best and brightest to tackle whatever they may face in the field, and this ranking emphasizes that.” 


Each year, RegisteredNursing.org releases an annual list of the Best RN programs in each state. Nursing programs are assessed by the organization on several factors representing how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. Past and present first-time NCLEX pass rates are also weighted by year to determine their rankings. 


Methodology used to determine the ranking can be found here. 


Interested in becoming a registered nurse? JSCC is now enrolling for the spring semester. Visit jscc.edu/nursing to learn more. 

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