Holy Family University Nursing Graduates Pass NCLEX Examination with Average Score of Over 91 Percent

Holy Family University nursing students taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in the second quarter of 2023 (April-June) passed the rigorous examination at their first opportunity with an average score of 91.38 percent, far exceeding the national pass rate of 80 percent. The nationwide examination is required of nurses in the United States to attain mandatory licenses for employment.

This stellar performance is just a part of why the School of Nursing is in the top 24 percent in Pennsylvania and the top 18 percent in the nation. 

“All of these numbers are a testament to the relentless commitment from our faculty, administration, staff, and students, and to our collaborative mission of ensuring that Holy Family University is providing the safest, most-qualified nurses in the field,” said School of Nursing & Health Sciences Dean Margaret Harkins, DNP, MBE, MSN, GNP-BC. RN-BC. 

The University will be celebrating these achievements, and many others, during a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the School of Nursing, beginning with an event on October 20, 2023, and culminating with a gala in March 2024.


Jan Giel