NCLEX pass rates for your school? - page 2

I went to an information seminar on the Nursing Program at my school and the information was something.....scary,lol. The NCLEX pass rate for the program I am applying for is 97.8 %!! It's higher... Read More

  1. Visit  gerry79 profile page
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    My school has a 92% pass rate.
  2. Visit  Future_Nurse_Natalie profile page
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    Mercy College of Northwest Ohio BSN's: 100% *the highest in the area*
    ADN's: 98%
    Ohio's Avg: 88.87%
    National Avg: 85.26%
  3. Visit  NaomieRN profile page
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    St Vincents in Connecticut is 86%
    Last edit by NaomieRN on Nov 9, '07
  4. Visit  VickyRN profile page
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    Quote from Nemhain
    Attrition rate also needs to be taken into consideration when looking at a school's pass rate!

    What if school "A" has a 90% pass rate and admits 100 people, but only 4 fail out? ...so that means 86 people passed the first time. Then school "B" also has a 95% pass rate, admits 100 people but 50 fail out leaving about 47 people to pass the NCLEX on the first time. So, your odds of graduating and passing the NCLEX on the first try are much better a school "A".... got it? Attrition rate is something so many people overlook.

    There are a few schools in my area here are their statistics for the past year:
    "graduated" is the number of people originally enrolled in the program... does not include LPN's who joined, transfers, or people who were readmitted.

    School 1: admitted: 56 graduated: 28 pass rate was: 89%
    School 2: admitted: 72 graduated: 59 pass rate was: 86%
    School 3: admitted: 36 graduated: 17 pass rate was: 92%
    School 4: admitted: 120 graduated: 97 pass rate was: 84%

    I wouldn't want to go to school number 3. People could be failing out because of poor instruction and not the difficulty of the material.

    just something to think about.
    Excellent point. Generally, first-time NCLEX passage scores and student retention rates are inversely proportional. In other words, the higher the NCLEX scores, the lower the retention rate. Often, the higher the NCLEX scores, the greater the attrition. The "weaker" students are not being retained. Some programs may boast a 100% passage rate but only graduate 50% (or less!) of the original freshmen class. The school may have an underlying "boot-camp" philosophy and may be aggressively "weeding out" the poorer-performing students to safeguard the school's "high" NCLEX passage reputation.

    IMHO, a "healthy" NCLEX passage rate is 85-92%. This means most students are passing the NCLEX on the first try, but the school is also making a reasonable effort to retain the poorer-performing students.
  5. Visit  Nemhain profile page
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    Quote from VickyRN
    Excellent point. Generally, first-time NCLEX passage scores and student retention rates are inversely proportional. In other words, the higher the NCLEX scores, the lower the retention rate. Often, the higher the NCLEX scores, the greater the attrition. The "weaker" students are not being retained. Some programs may boast a 100% passage rate but only graduate 50% (or less!) of the original freshmen class. The school may have an underlying "boot-camp" philosophy and may be aggressively "weeding out" the poorer-performing students to safeguard the school's "high" NCLEX passage reputation.

    IMHO, a "healthy" NCLEX passage rate is 85-92%. This means most students are passing the NCLEX on the first try, but the school is also making a reasonable effort to retain the poorer-performing students.
    Thanks Vicky. How about this?... I would also like to see an additional score for a school based on the NCLEX pass rate and the school's attrition rate; let's call it the 'Attrition Factor'!!! Schools would have a base score of their NCLEX plus or minus a certain amount based on their attrition rate. But this wouldn't replace the NCLEX score... it would just be another statistic to for prospective students to consider.

    For example:
    School A and B both have an NCLEX score of 90% School A admitted 72 people in their program and 50 graduated. School B admitted 56 people and 50 graduated. Each school could be docked .25 points on the NCLEX for each percent of the attrition rate (let's call this the 'attrition grade'). So school A, which has about a 30% attrition rate would have an Attrition Factor of 82.5 I got that from .25 X 30= 7.5 90-7.5= 82.5. School B has an attrition rate of about 11% so that means that (.25 X 11 = 2.75) so their 90% NCLEX rate minus the attrition grade (2.75) comes to an Attrition Factor of 87.25.
    Let's all go to school B!

    So...should I keep on dreaming or patent this thing? :chuckle

    Did anyone even understand this? Can you tell Statistics was my favorite class? Good Grief! I need to find better things to do....
  6. Visit  BabyRN2Be profile page
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    Earlier this year I received some information from my state board of nursing (who doesn't have anything to gain from a given school's NCLEX scores). It showed just the NUMBER of those taking the NCLEX for the first time, not those who had entered with the freshman class. That's what I thought it was, at least.

    It did show the school that I got my bachelor's (in another medical field) had a first time NCLEX pass rate of 53.3%. They said that 15 graduated from the class, 15 took the NCLEX in 2004. This is a private school and they have an open nursing program (you don't have to apply) but they have various tests you must take and PASS to be retained. If this was the case, that would explain the 53%.

    I'm a little confused about the wording on this paper that I had received. I'll have to check it out later and examine the wording carefully on it.
  7. Visit  maledi profile page
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    Regis College had a 90% pass rate last year. 18 out of 20 people passed. I had heard it was worse so I am a little relieved!
  8. Visit  desjoye profile page
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    how do you get nclex pass rate for new york 'cuny' colleges.
  9. Visit  JerseyGuy profile page
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    Does anyone know where to find nclex "pass rates" for nursing schools?....be it nationwide, or specifically, in New Jersey (state I'm interested in) thankx.
  10. Visit  donaldah profile page
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    Quote from Nemhain
    Thanks Vicky. How about this?... I would also like to see an additional score for a school based on the NCLEX pass rate and the school's attrition rate; let's call it the 'Attrition Factor'!!! Schools would have a base score of their NCLEX plus or minus a certain amount based on their attrition rate. But this wouldn't replace the NCLEX score... it would just be another statistic to for prospective students to consider.

    For example:
    School A and B both have an NCLEX score of 90% School A admitted 72 people in their program and 50 graduated. School B admitted 56 people and 50 graduated. Each school could be docked .25 points on the NCLEX for each percent of the attrition rate (let's call this the 'attrition grade'). So school A, which has about a 30% attrition rate would have an Attrition Factor of 82.5 I got that from .25 X 30= 7.5 90-7.5= 82.5. School B has an attrition rate of about 11% so that means that (.25 X 11 = 2.75) so their 90% NCLEX rate minus the attrition grade (2.75) comes to an Attrition Factor of 87.25.
    Let's all go to school B!

    So...should I keep on dreaming or patent this thing? :chuckle

    Did anyone even understand this? Can you tell Statistics was my favorite class? Good Grief! I need to find better things to do....

    Math Geek--Gotta love it!!!
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  11. Visit  JerseyGuy profile page
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    NCLEX "pass rates" are extremely misleading, at best, unfortunately. There probably isn't a nursing program out there (BSN, AD or Diploma) that doesn't require some type of formalized "exit test", such as the HESI, or ATI, as part of the school's "completion requirements". In other words, unless you score "x" on the HESI or ATI (standardized exit test), you can't even TRY/SIT for the nursing boards. The real question to be asked of nursing school administrators is: "Regardless of which formalized "exit test" used here, (HESI or ATI), what approximate % of those students taking the HESI/ATI complete it with a score sufficient to sit for our State Nursing Boards on the first HESI/ATI go-round?" (Again, these nursing school admins are slippery.....you can't refer to "passing" the HESI/ATI.....or they'll dance around the question. Go ahead and ask away.....and you'll be surprised, I'm sure, at the difference between their answer to this first question, and the % of their grads who pass the State Boards on the first try. Feedback, please?
  12. Visit  tammki5g profile page
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    Hi everyone. I am an RN working on my BSN I am doing a clinical in a high school nurses office and working with them to plan a career day. I have been looking online for a few hours trying to find one place in NJ that lists the schools with their NCLEX pass rate and graduation rate there is nothing out there and it is too big of a job to just go through each school since on the school web pages it is not clearly indicated where to find the info.

    any ideas out there?

    thanks!
  13. Visit  R0xyg4l profile page
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    Lincoln Tech in CT is 100% passing rate. I think that could be because the program started out with 55+ students and we now have 15 remaining from our original class.

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