March 4, 2024

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Wingate physical therapy grads post 97.5 percent pass rate on licensing exam

Wingate physical therapy grads post 97.5 percent pass rate on licensing exam

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Wingate’s most latest course of health care provider of actual physical remedy grads posted an extraordinary 97.5 p.c move fee on the Countrywide Bodily Treatment Examination, with 39 of the 40 members passing the licensure take a look at on the very first try.

The go price, announced by the Federation of Point out Boards of Actual physical Treatment, bested the national normal by 12 share factors and was approximately 13 percentage points higher than the program’s 2021 rate, bringing a extensive smile to the confront of Dr. Karen Friel, the program’s director.

Friel thinks that integrating clinical schooling early so that pupils get firsthand knowledge to solidify the principles they are taught in the classroom is 1 crucial to the increasing move level. She claimed her department embarked on a 4-period curricular improve beginning in 2020, with 2022 grads dealing with the to start with stage.

“The most important adjust for that cohort was the implementation of our ICE method,” Friel states. ICE stands for built-in scientific schooling, which at Wingate has taken the variety of a professional bono clinic called Wingate Rehabilitation and Efficiency, or WRAP for quick.

Dr. Karen Friel, director of Wingate’s Actual physical Therapy program.

The clinic is open every single Monday afternoon through the semester to referred sufferers, most of whom are uninsured or underinsured. It is wherever very first- and 2nd-12 months pupils, underneath the supervision of their professors, do assessments and get sufferers by way of their assortment of treatment options. Started out in June of 2021, in its very first six months the clinic logged 215 individual visits and presented solutions valued at additional than $24,000.

“Our students treat a multitude of unique people,” Friel suggests. “Although we were being unable to initiate the WRAP clinic as early as meant in the curriculum simply because of Covid, they nonetheless expert elevated affected individual interaction compared to preceding cohorts.”

She suggests the clinic improves students’ affected person-conversation competencies and their means to put into action what they master in the classroom. It also exposes them to a broader assortment of sufferers than they would see in the course of official clinical rotations.

The class of 2022 also benefited from possessing lessons realigned so that the material they have been studying could be integrated into what they were enduring in the clinic.

“We have a renewed focus on active studying so college students can straight away implement what they understand,” Friel suggests. “All of these factors merged, we think, helped to contribute to the improvements in our NPTE pass fee.”

It’s been a stellar year for actual physical remedy at Wingate. A person of 10 accredited actual physical treatment schools in North Carolina, Wingate’s DPT software attained its 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Bodily Therapy Schooling (CAPTE) very last spring with no outstanding citations. Graduation from a CAPTE-accredited software is essential ahead of a physical therapist candidate can sit for the NPTE.

Discover extra about finding out actual physical remedy at Wingate at wingate.edu.