N-Clex Passing Rates???

  1. Hey......
    What is your school passing rate for seniors taking the N-Clex.......my school's is horrible at 70%.........
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   nrselisa
    Ours is 95%.
  4. by   flopmingale
    I'm assuming you're in a bsn pgm, but thought some more input from all sides would be good. Just checked my school which was a career ladder ADN pgm. No current stats but '99-'00 was
    LPN: 100 %, RN: 81 %

    Does anyone know of how to get stats on particular programs in a larger format than going to each programs website and looking up nclex pass rates? I'm trying to do a little research on pgms and am finding it very difficult. Have seen the USN&WR ratings.
  5. by   peaceful2100
    At my school a BSN program the last class was about 89%. My class is going to try to be the one's to get it into the 90s. Starting August our senior year Many of my classmates about 95% of them have said they are willing to commit to staying every friday to review things we have done in nursing school so far that we feel we are still weak on. So, next summer we can all pass the NCLEX. I am starting to review this summer
  6. by   GPatty
    We're at 90 something.
  7. by   subec
    The BSN program I've been accepted into has a 96% pass rate.
  8. by   hanginginthere
    My school is 99%.
  9. by   CountrifiedRN
    Our school is in the high 90's. But another consideration is how many people are in the graduation class?

    Our school may have only 20 people make it to graduation, where another school may have 50 people make it to graduation.

    90% of the class with 20 is 18 people passing the NCLEX, and 70% of the class with 50 is 35 people passing the NCLEX.

    The class with the lower percentage still has more people passing their NCLEX. The numbers can be tricky.

    Hope this makes sense!
  10. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by rn2bnc
    our school is in the high 90's. but another consideration is how many people are in the graduation class?

    our school may have only 20 people make it to graduation, where another school may have 50 people make it to graduation.

    90% of the class with 20 is 18 people passing the nclex, and 70% of the class with 50 is 35 people passing the nclex.

    the class with the lower percentage still has more people passing their nclex. the numbers can be tricky.

    hope this makes sense!
    did ya have a point there rn2b? or did i just miss it? i get confused myself sometimes. lol but, in my opinion i would rather be in a program that has a high % pass rate, not just total #'s that pass. using your example above, i would rather be one of the 18 than one of the 35, because in my group i would have better odds of passing. or am i just reading what you wrote wrong?
    Last edit by StudentSandra on Apr 27, '02
  11. by   CountrifiedRN
    My point was that just because a school has a lower percentage on the pass rate, it doesn't mean that there are less people who pass because they attended that school.

    We have noticed that in our school, a student can get dropped for the smallest infraction. They basically get rid of anyone who falls below their high standards, so they graduate only the cream of the crop so to speak. Classes start with 80 students, and then students that failed out in each semester have the option of trying one more time and joining where they left off. So we pick up 7 to 10 more students, on average, each semester. And when all is said and done, 20-30 of those students graduate. The chances of making it to the end of a program like this is more difficult. And there are a lot of students who would make really good nurses that get discouraged and don't come back. I wish schools would show the percentage of students who start and actually make it to the end of the program to take the NCLEX. In my opinion, that percentage is the one that is important.

    If ya still don't get it, just suffice to say that I was trying to make HPlayboyU feel better, because he thinks that a 70% pass rate is horrible. But I say that there's more to consider than the percentage. I don't think the percentage defines the school.

    Sorry if I confused anyone!
    Last edit by CountrifiedRN on Apr 27, '02
  12. by   crnasomeday
    HPlayboyU, I can understand how you must feel with your school having a lower passing rate. When I first started at the school I attend, they had excellent pass rates. Then, just when I was finishing up all my prereqs and beginning in the nursing program, they had two semesters of less than 75% pass rates. That put them on probation with the state and a lot of us were really upset about that. I mean it's embarrassing, you know. Changes were made to our curriculum though that seem to have worked out very well. Our last class to have all taken the NCLEX had a 100% pass rate, and our class that graduated in December has a 100% pass rate so far, though not all have taken it yet, so I'm very thrilled with that.

    I can understand what you're trying to say too, RN2BNC. Another thing to consider is this: I live right on the border of two states, Illinois and Misourri. Most of the graduates from my school go to work in hospitals on the Misourri side of the river even though our school is in Illinois. Those of us that go work on the Misourri side take our NCLEX in Misourri. This, unfortunately, screws up our school's pass rates because only the statistics from Illinois NCLEX testers get counted.
  13. by   snbrcc
    Our classes pass rate is 100% and has been since it began in 1987. The teachers and classes are really tough. Half of the class usually doesn't make it to graduate but you can guarantee that if you graduate you will most likely pass the NCLEX!
  14. by   MPHkatie
    One of the above posters asked how can they find pass rates other than looking up the school. I'm not sure if it is the same in other states but in NC you can look up all the school pass rates one the board of nursings web site. They rank them in alphabetical order and just give you the last two to three yrs pass rates

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