Cayuga Nursing Students Excel

February 26th, 2014 Posted in College News & Events

Cayuga Community College has announced the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) score of its 2013 nursing class. The most recent graduates of the school’s two-year associate in applied science degree achieved a 100 percent pass rate—the program’s third consecutive.

As Cayuga’s nursing graduates have consistently done, the 2013 class surpassed the state and national average pass rates by 22 points and 17 points, respectively. The school’s five-year pass rate is a notable 98 percent.

“The performance of our graduates on the NCLEX is a tribute to the unwavering commitment to excellence that is embraced daily by the faculty and staff of Cayuga Community College,” said Professor and Director of Nursing Linda Alfieri, MS, RN. “As well, it gives clear and decisive evidence to the dedication and hard work put forth by all of our students as they work to prepare for a career or continued education in nursing.”

Another impressive statistic is the placement percentage for the 2013 graduates. Eighty-eight percent were hired for nursing positions and 12 percent were accepted into a four-year bachelor of science in nursing program for a final placement total of 100 percent.

Cayuga’s program, which currently enrolls 100 students, attracts a diverse group of individuals including recent high school graduates, “empty-nester” parents looking to return to the marketplace and displaced workers looking for a second career. For further information about the program, Linda Alfieri welcomes calls at 315-294-8684 and emails at

Linda Alfieri addresses the nursing class of 2013.

Linda Alfieri addresses the nursing class of 2013.

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