Dr. Cynthia Russell, Dean and Professor for the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, announced that the pass rate for first time nursing students taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is 92.86%, according to the NCLEX Program Report from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
The national pass rate in 2017 was 86.94% while the Pennsylvania pass rate was 91.10%, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
“For the 2016-2017 examination year, I am pleased to share that Holy Family University’s pass rate was 92.86% for first time candidates testing for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN),” Russell said. “These 130 recent graduates are filling an important role in meeting our regional and, in some instances, national healthcare needs as they enter the nursing workforce as RNs. In addition to attracting bright and dedicated students to our nursing program at Holy Family, I attribute much of our success to the quality of our faculty who challenge our students to their highest potential while creating a caring learning environment.”
The NCLEX exam is the entrance exam for nursing students who want to become registered nurses. The test analyzes students in four main areas: safe, effective care environment; psychosocial integrity; health promotion and maintenance; and physiological integrity.