[Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College (SCC) is proud to announce that its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program received a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examinations (NCLEX-RN) for 2023. With each of the thirty-five Spring graduates earning a passing score, they are now able to begin practice as an entry-level nurses.

The ADN curriculum at SCC provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

SCC’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program Class of 2023.

In the wake of COVID-19, SCC’s 2023 graduating class of nurses was one of the largest since the onset of the pandemic, making the accomplishment even more notable.

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), out of the twenty-two N.C. associate degree programs represented, SCC was in the top ten largest groups to obtain a 100% NCLEX pass rate during January – June 2023— with each of its candidates succeeding on the first try.  

Dr. Veronica Stevens, Division Chair of Health Programs at SCC, elaborated, “The class of 2023 received the newest version of the exam. The Next Generation NCLEX focuses on clinical judgment and assesses the ability to analyze patient data and make sound clinical decisions. The test was more difficult with an increased focus on caring for more critically ill patients. The faculty worked tirelessly to ensure that students were prepared for the substantial changes.”

“I am extremely proud of our students for achieving a 100% passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examination”


“This is an amazing accomplishment in light of significant challenges presented by the pandemic as well as faculty turnover. We are grateful for continuous strong administrative support. We could not successfully administer our programs without the help of the entire SCC family.”

For more information about the ADN program at SCC or how to apply, visit www.sampsoncc.edu/adn or contact healthprograms@sampsoncc.edu

About Sampson Community College:  Sampson Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, located in Clinton, NC in Sampson County. The college offers many programs to include two-year degrees, college transfer, continuing education and workforce development options and early college education. SCC is committed to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunities for all.