MCC nursing student Rachel McCollough receives Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship

Meridian Community College student Rachel McCollough has been awarded a scholarship to help cover the cost of NCLEX® exam fees and study materials.  

The scholarship, funded by national nursing exam prep company Hurst Review Services, is exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa nursing majors who plan to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®). Hurst Scholars will receive a code to cover the cost of Hurst Review NCLEX® study materials and a cash award to cover the NCLEX® exam fees. 

The NCLEX® is a standardized exam each state's board of nursing gives to determine if RN or LPN/LVN candidates are competent for entry-level nursing practice. In addition to the scholarship, Hurst also provides a $50 discount on NCLEX® study materials — including the new N-STREAM — for all Phi Theta Kappa members preparing to take the exam. 

McCollough, 42, of Waynesboro, is a fourth-semester student in the College's Associate Degree Nursing Program. She has worked as an EMT and a paramedic, graduating from these College programs, and is now channeling her energies into nursing. McCollough, a member of PTK, is an honor student and earned the Dr. Jeff Hollingsworth Scholarship earlier this academic year. 

"We are excited to continue our partnership with Hurst Review Services in helping address financial barriers students face with certification costs," said Dr. Monica Marlowe, Executive Director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. "With Hurst's support in providing NCLEX® certificate scholarships and study materials to PTK members, we can help meet the growing need for a trained workforce in nursing fields." 

Hurst Review is an educational services company based in Brookhaven. Since 1988, Hurst's proven NCLEX® review course has helped hundreds of thousands of nursing students achieve first-attempt success. Hurst Review provides three comprehensive course formats to fit students' learning styles: live in-person, live streaming, and streaming videos. All courses include NCLEX®-style practice questions and simulation exams. These courses and features allow Hurst to see a pass rate of over 98 percent. 

Phi Theta Kappa honor society recognizes students' academic achievement at associate degree-granting colleges and helps them grow as scholars and leaders. The Society comprises over 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation's colleges. 

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