Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College's Practical Nursing (PN) Program has been ranked as one of the best in Georgia by in the annual rankings list for 2020. Out of 21 schools analyzed, Albany Tech was ranked sixth in the state. Nursing programs were assessed on several factors that represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. analyzed past and present first time NCLEX-PN “pass-rates” ‒ weighted by year. The methodology used included:
• Retrieving NCLEX-PN pass rates from all the LPN and LVN programs
• Analyzing pass rates going back to the most recent years of data available up to five years
• Averaging pass rates and weighting by the recency of the exam, e.g. pass rates in 2018 count more towards overall rankings than scores from 2014

“We believe providing students with better transparency in regard to practical and vocational nursing programs throughout their state allows them to better match the right school accessible to them. This is the reason we have developed our LPN and LVN Programs Ranking based on NCLEX-PN exam passing rates,” stated officials at

The NCLEX-RN exam is used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to help assess a student’s competency and is required for licensure. Also, many state boards of nursing use the total, overall NCLEX-RN pass rate for a school as one of the main ways to approve a school’s ability to provide a nursing education in the state. The pass rates are looked at as one of the best measures to determine a nursing program’s student preparedness.

“To be selected as number six in the top 10 PN nursing programs in the state of Georgia is truly an honor,” said Teresa Darity, Chair/Instructor Practical Nursing at Albany Tech. “We attribute this distinction to a devoted nursing faculty and staff, who are focused on ensuring student success. The credit also goes to our committed and hard-working students that we proudly assist in entering the local workforce.”

For more information about the ATC Practical Nursing Program at Albany Technical College, contact Teresa Darity at 229.420.1025 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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