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College of Nursing at Del Mar Achieves 97-Percent Passing Rate

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

At Del Mar College, a big academic achievement was marked Thursday by the College of Nursing.

"It is my sincere pleasure to commend this team for achieving a 97-percent license passing rate for its latest 2012 student cohort," said Dr. Mark Escamilla, president of Del Mar College.

What that means is that 97-percent of 2012 registered nurse graduates have received their certification from the Texas Board of Nursing.

The best news about this announcement is that the college will once again be able to accept admissions into the nursing program.

It was last year when the Texas Board of Nursing directed the college to stop admissions until the program improved its passing rates to the required 80-percent.

"As a college, we have been able to contribute a number of nurses in the community in the Coastal Bend area, in South Texas," said Dr. Evangeline Deleon, chair of Nurse Education at Del Mar College. "And I think that we wanted to continue that. We wanted to continue this longstanding tradition."

38 new nursing students will be entering the program in the spring.