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Allied Health Graduates Score High On State Exams

FLORENCE, S.C. (July 24, 2019) – Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Dental, Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) graduates continue to set the bar high for health care in the Pee Dee region by scoring impressive numbers on state board testing or professional licensure examinations.

FDTC’s Dental Hygiene and Expanded Duty Dental Assisting programs recently scored 100% on the national board. The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association accredits both of these programs at FDTC.

Dental Hygiene is an associate’s degree program that is five semesters and is comprised of didactic, clinical and laboratory courses. Expanded-Duty Dental Assisting is a diploma program that is three semesters. Students in both programs gain hands-on training through on-site and off-site clinical experiences.

Every quarter, the State Board of Nursing sends out a pass rate to all nursing programs. FDTC’s Practical Nursing (PN) recent graduates scored 100% on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).  FDTC’s PN program, in three semesters, prepares students for a vocation requiring intellectual, interpersonal and psychomotor skills that are based upon biological, behavioral and humanistic principles. Once graduates pass the NCLEX, they are qualified to work in an array of settings as a PN.

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program are educated and trained over the course of five semesters to work in a variety of settings in hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers. Once an ADN graduate has passed the NCLEX, they become a Registered Nurse (RN).  The ADN program’s graduating class of May 2019 has 100% pass rate for the NCLEX with only two students remaining to be tested.

FDTC’s MLT program provides a comprehensive technical education that prepares graduates to work in the medical, clinical and research laboratory industry. With only a few students remaining to complete the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Board of Certification (BOC) examination, the MLT program is also boasting a 100% pass rate. Graduates are officially certified upon completion of the ASCP-BOC.

For more information on the Allied Health programs at FDTC, visit or contact AVP of Health Sciences Dan Averette at or by calling 843-661-8161. The FDTC Health Sciences Campus is located in downtown Florence at 320 West Cheves Street.

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