Mitchell's nursing program #3 in state

Mitchell Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program was recently ranked as number three in North Carolina by Registered The organization ranked the top 30 nursing schools in North Carolina by analyzing current and past National Council Licensure Examination–Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) pass rates–the percentage of graduates who pass the exam. The study analyzed 78 Registered Nurse (RN) programs in North Carolina and included schools offering an Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN or Direct-Entry MSN Degree. Mitchell was one of four community colleges to make the top five.


 “I believe this designation is a direct reflection of the quality of education and experiences provided to the students by the nursing faculty and our clinical sites,” said Dr. Camille Reese, Vice President for Instruction. “The nursing faculty at Mitchell are committed to academic integrity and excellence which is evident in the classroom and also through the achievement of national program accreditation by (ACEN) Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing.” This designation marks the second year in a row that Mitchell has received a top five designation. Last year, the program was ranked fifth, just behind Duke University.


The college is building, quite literally, on the legacy of this success by breaking ground later in 2018 on a new Health Sciences facility. The 40,000 square foot space, which will be located on eight acres between Cherry Street and West End Avenue, will include simulation laboratories, teaching spaces, and centralized faculty offices.


“Every year the college receives more applicants for nursing than we have seats to accommodate,” said James Hogan, Vice President for Advancement. “Our hope is that this facility positions us to grow our amazing nursing program and produce even more healthcare professionals for Iredell County.”


Congratulations to the Associate Degree Nursing program on achieving this honor! If you would like to learn more about nursing coursework at Mitchell, contact Linda Wiersch, Dean of Nursing, Natural and Health Sciences, at (704) 878-3302 or Discover our health science programs (video) and additional degrees and programs Mitchell offers then find out how to apply. For additional support, speak to a counselor at (704) 878-3242 or