2006 pass scores are out *and* broken down by college

  1. If this is old news, my apologies. If not, here you go:

    http://www.azbn.gov/EducationalResources.asp

    Select the one that says NCLEX 2002-2006, or something like that. Shows how the different colleges within the MCCCD faired as well.

    Interesting scores -- EBSN 68%, MCCCD-Rio 83%, MCCCD-PC 77%.
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Multicollinearity
    Fantastic! Thanks for posting this.
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Whoo Hoo!!! 96% for my year/school !
    Last edit by cardiacRN2006 on Apr 3, '07
  5. by   Hoozdo
    Mine was 98% for my class. I am not suprised, Glendale weeds them out pretty good :trout:
  6. by   Kabin
    Ethel Bauer has growing pains with a 68% pass rate. Grand Canyon was surprizingly low at 80%. The reality is these results are a don't care as most would just be lucky to be accepted into any AZ nursing program.

    Supposedly in April, NCLEX passing standards will be lifted so most school pass rates will tank. The previous NCLEX standards were pretty easy as you only needed answer more than 50% of the questions correctly.
  7. by   Spatialized
    Looks like my alumni is doing OK. 90% isn't too bad for a 2 year old program. I wonder if this means that the accreditation will become permanent and not provisional.
    Guess I helped that pass rate...

    Cheers,
    Tom
  8. by   Ion
    From what I understand the solid column for the Maricopa Community colleges with the low scores (2002) was part of the program restructuring.

    Mesa Community College has traditionally lead the pack, and the restructuring violated the "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" rule for MCC. Some people felt it was an effort to bring MCC down instead of an effort to raise the other colleges up.

    The good news is that the MCC nursing program recovered, and the corruption of some community college administrators was eventually exposed for other actions.

    The Mesa Community College Nursing program remains as one of the finest nursing programs in the country, and as with all ADN RN programs a great entry level portal to nursing.
  9. by   Kabin
    And picking up the rear position is the University of Phoenix in Tuscon at 61%.
  10. by   cardiacRN2006
    The University of Phoenix where??? :angryfire
  11. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    The University of Phoenix where??? :angryfire
    I knew that was coming. I even pictued the :angryfire in my head, LOL.

    The U of P program is for LPN to RN. Interesting that the score is so low.
  12. by   Ion
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I knew that was coming. I even pictued the :angryfire in my head, LOL.

    The U of P program is for LPN to RN. Interesting that the score is so low.
    ...but not surprising.

    I have a little theory that LPNs do not think as RNs and LPN programs do not train nurses at the RN level. The associate degree nursing programs that allow students to be able to become LPNs halfway through teach the students to think as a RN level the whole time.
  13. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from Ion
    ...but not surprising.

    I have a little theory that LPNs do not think as RNs and LPN programs do not train nurses at the RN level. The associate degree nursing programs that allow students to be able to become LPNs halfway through teach the students to think as a RN level the whole time.
    I would think it has more to do with U of P being an internet program. Rio's scores are lower as well. I think some factors of nursing education may be falling through the cracks in internet programs. Also - U of P is not very competitive regarding admissions. (Not a slam on U of P, it just reflects the marketplace). I hear LPNs from the skill centers do very well when they transfer to RN programs.
  14. by   Ion
    No, they clearly think on a different level.

    One student in our ADN program was accidentally administered the RN NCLEX and passed. My experience is that LPNs in a ADN/RN program frequently outperform pure LPN program graduates.

    I do have other theories on the University of Phoenix, and that is another story, but a LPN to BSN program is a huge gap to bridge.

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