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Another NMC Grad Passes NCLEX on First Attempt (December 12, 2014)

Another nursing graduate of the Northern Marianas College recently passed the challenging National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on her first attempt. Kelanie Aldan, who graduated from NMC last May, took the exam last month in November.

The NCLEX-RN tests an individual’s nursing knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level.

The exam is used by nursing boards in all U.S. states and territories to award nursing licenses.

“We are very proud of Kelanie for passing the NCLEX on her first attempt,” said NMC Nursing Department Chairperson Rosa M. Tudela. “I have no doubt she will be a great nurse and a great asset to our community.”

“I passed because I had faith in myself; I studied every day and stuck to my goal,” said Aldan. “I also had a great support system of family and friends who believed in me and supported me in my goal.”

“The prerequisite courses and nursing courses I’ve taken provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed to pass,” Aldan added. “My nursing instructors at NMC also worked hard to prepare me for this exam and they believed in me as well.”

“I wanted a career that was both challenging and rewarding. Working as a nurse is an opportunity to learn and to help others and possibly make a difference in their lives.” Aldan added.

Asked what advice she would give other students who are preparing to take the NCLEX, Aldan said, “Study hard and keep your goal in mind. Make a study plan and stick to it. When it comes down to when you sit down for the exam, stay confident and focused.’”

In addition to Aldan, several other NMC graduates recently passes the challenging NCLEX on their first attempt, including Narae Kang, Jan Kimberly Alcantara, Cathlene Ricafort, and Joy Lacorte.

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