Harford Community College’s nursing graduates have performed exceptionally well compared to all state and national nursing programs. HCC has a National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate (92.57%) that exceeds the state and national average. In addition, the College has the third highest number of graduates from community colleges in the state (second to CCBC, Prince Georges, and Montgomery), all of which are much bigger community colleges.
Both Bachelor and Associate degree nursing program graduates must take the NCLEX exam, which validates competency for entry into practice and is required in order to become an RN.
Until graduates pass the NCLEX, they are not able to practice as nurses.