The Long Beach State track and field team kicked off its first scored meet Friday, with the men claiming first place at the 27th Annual Big West Challenge at Santa Barbara with a score of 202.5 and the women earning second with a score of 178.5.
The team knows it’s going to compete at UCLA despite it being an off-event, but it still brings a high level of competition that Sythe said he hopes will give the team more experience and help build it improve.
The Long Beach State nursing program ranks ninth out of 126 registered nursing programs in the state based on its collective success in passing the National Council Licensure Examination. The ranking was compiled by Registered Nursing, a nursing school statistic site. The university ranks ahead of programs such as San Diego State and University of California, Los Angeles, and placed second among California State Universities, one spot behind CSU Channel Islands. Melissa Dyo, assistant director for the School of Nursing, said she wasn’t surprised by the ranking, as she knows the program has a strong reputation in the state and consistently does well in testing. The ranking process relied on the results of the National Council Licensure Examination, which is a standardized test issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing to ensure the graduate of the program is prepared for an entry-level position. “That’s the exam when you pass, you’re ready to be a nurse,” said Cameron Yerzyk, a senior nursing major. “So that’s what it’s all about, passing the NCLEX at the end of the day.” Registered Nursing analyzed and weighed the pass rates of all California programs over the last five years, giving more weight to more
Looking at the cost of tuition can be scary, but often times we just attribute it to the fact that college is expensive without paying attention to what the money actually goes toward. We are pushed into a frenzy to register for classes in an impacted college system, then have the added pressure of passing those classes while balancing work and family. And not to mention we’re broke because the tuition we pay for all of these stressful classes is expensive. But rather than complain about something we can’t change overnight, it’s more beneficial to take advantage of all the services that exist that we’re already paying for. Instead of coming to class and heading back home right away, why not stop at any of the many services this campus offers? These services help with both our physical and mental well-being to make us the best and most productive students we can be. Some services students tend to overlook are the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion and Counseling and Psychological Services. The SRWC seems like a no brainer. Not only does part of our tuition help fund it, but it’s a beautiful facility
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