SCC Nursing Receives Top Honors

Being at or near the top is not something new to Sampson Community College. Recently, reports from the NCCCS showed the college’s Truck Driver Training program ranked first in the state. Now, a national organization called, has released similar news about the college’s nursing program. That organization ranks SCC fourth in the nation for its online LPN to RN (licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing) program option.

Sally Worthington, a representative of delivered the news. “We have released our list of 2019 Best LPN to RN Programs,” she said. “On behalf of our team, it is my pleasure to personally inform you that Sampson Community College’s LPN to RN program has been ranked as one of the best in the nation!”


The recognition badge that bestows upon top ranking nursing programs.

Ranking methods began with obtaining NCLEX-RN exam pass rates for all registered nursing programs state by state over the past five years. Numerous factors to include tuition cost, average program length, geo coverage, and educational pathways and partnerships were also factored in to help determine rankings.

With many employers seeking to hire nurses, enrolling in an LPN to RN program is an advantageous career move. While there are many LPN to RN program options, most students wish to choose the best program available to them.

“This kind of news is always exciting,” says Dr. Veronica Stevens, Division Chair of Health Programs at Sampson Community College. “We are proud of our program, and any time we see reports like this it is exciting for us. We work hard daily to make sure our students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for transition into practice.  We do appreciate this honor and will continue to strive for excellence in nursing education.”

LPN to RN programs are very important as they lead the way in helping LPNs further their education while addressing the overall nursing shortage. To begin your career in nursing, contact Dr. Stevens at or at 910.900.4114.