Rowan College at Gloucester County recently announced that 95 percent of its students currently enrolled in the program have passed the National Council Licensing Examination.
According to the college, the success rate is the highest in the state during the year among applicable institutions with at least 15 students.
Figures were reported by the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety division of Consumer Affairs as well as the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
After the students passed the exam, the nursing program gives them a direct path to employment settings including hospitals, nursing homes, community and public health, nursing education and ambulatory settings.
“Despite how challenging the curriculum may be, there’s a myriad of factors why RCGC has put together such a successful nursing program,” said Dr. Susan Hall, Dean of the Nursing and Allied Health Division.
For prospective students interested in joining the registered nursing program, they can visit the website.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is using his famous Twitter feed these days to do more than discuss politics and current events with his 1.5 million followers.
He’s also promoting his newfound vegan lifestyle.
Booker (D-N.J.), a vegetarian for more than 20 years, announced last month that he was going vegan — a diet in which people eat only foods that do not contain any animal products — at least until the end of the year. He calls it his “vegan experiment.”
“I want to try to live my own values as consciously and purposefully as I can,” Booker told The Daily Beast last month. “Being vegan for me is a cleaner way of not participating in practices that don’t align with my values.”
Booker said he became a vegetarian as an experiment while a student at Stanford University in 1992. He soon discovered he had more energy and slept better, so he kept it.
While the move to veganism is temporary, Booker said he might consider making that permanent, too.
“As a vegetarian eating a plateful of eggs, I found myself in this weird place where I didn’t want to think about where those eggs came from,” he told The Daily Beast. “I didn’t want to think about the treatment of the animals who produced those eggs. When I find myself trying not to think about things, it seems to me that I’m practicing avoidance. … Life’s too short not to try different things and to see what works for you and your body.”
Booker — who frequently converses with followers on social media — has posted numerous updates about the experience so far. On Nov. 23, he shared a petition to to get Ben & Jerry’s to make vegan ice cream.