28 Feb 2020

Laredo College’s nursing program earns another No. 1 Texas ranking

The Laredo College Associate Degree in nursing program was named No. 1 in Texas out of 125 programs by NursingProcess.org for a third consecutive year as announced during a LC press conference on Tuesday.LC also states that NursingProcess.org said that LC excelled in its mission to provide aspiring nurses with different options to complete their associate degree. RNCareers.org and RegisteredNursing.org previously ranked LC No. 1 as well.

“The key is not about winning but more importantly how we prepare and how we got to be No. 1,” LC President Dr. Ricardo Solis said. “That is what counts, and that is what the students here are doing.

“NursingProcess.org considered NCLEX-RN first-time pass rates, affordability, nursing schools’ reputations and academic quality to determine the ranking. According to LC Associate Degree Nursing Program Professor Melissa Guidry, the ADN program is a two-year program that consistently tries to change and innovate.

While there have been no major changes over the years, each instructor looks into their own NCLEX test plan and its components. Gateway Community Health Center CEO Elmo Lopez Jr. said a new Gateway Community Health Center clinic will be a three-way clinic. It will be a teaching clinic, student and faculty health center, and a general public, federally qualified health center.

He added that Gateway Community Health Center attends patients of all economic backgrounds and with or without insurance, and that dental, primary healthcare, medical and behavioral health services are all provided.Solis said that an announcement on the opening of the South Campus College of Health Sciences Building will be soon, but the building will open later this year. It will house state-of-the-art technology and facilities.Full-time LC students will receive free dental services once a year and medical services will be available to qualifying students, according to a press release.