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The Department of Nursing at Western Connecticut State University has been ranked ahead of Yale University as the top RN training program in the state. noted that West Conn has consistently maintained pass rates exceeding 94 percent for graduates taking the RN licensure exam. 


With this recognition, West Conn touted the department's 100 percent job placement in the health care workforce for all nursing students in the bachelor's degree program within six months of graduation. 


Later this month West Conn is opening a new state-of-the-art instructional facility--for nursing care simulations of actual clinical conditions.  The university is preparing for an increase in nursing enrollment that will roughly double the number of students in Western's core bachelor's degree program in nursing within three years.