NCLEX pass rates for your school?

  1. 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 than the state average and even national..........I am glad it is high, but I am also scared about the program......it must be difficult to be so high. How bout everyone elses schools?
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  3. by   essarge
    Our last class passed with a 98.3%
  4. by   NurseAngie
    Geez, it is kind of intimidating, but also inspiring! Lincoln Memorial University's ADN boasts a 100% pass rate. Rock on!
    ~Ang
  5. by   KAD4135
    How do I find out the NCLEX pass rates for Massachusetts schools RN programs? Thanks.
  6. by   Leda
    The NCLEX pass rates for Massachusetts RN and PN programs (years 2000-2004) are posted on the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing website. Click on statistics in the nursing education section of the website.
  7. by   NeoNurseTX
    Ours is up there, too, but what they DON'T tell you is they probably require an exit test [HESI]. If you don't pass that, you can't sit for the NCLEX at my school.. and the pass rate for our HESI was 25% on the first try this semester.
  8. by   DBlack1
    I have noticed some programs don't go by just the first time pass rate. My school had a 85% first time pass rate, but I believe it was 95% after the second try. It took me two attempts to get it right, but the second one only took one hour and 75 questions. It is amazing what a little studying will do.
  9. by   JentheRN05
    Ours had 100% pass rate the class before mine. Yes the program is hard, but you learn alot more than most IMHO. So the higher the pass rate the harder the program. That would be my take on it
  10. by   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.
  11. by   ED_Lifer
    Uh, yeah. There is no way LMU's average is 100%, Out of the last several classes they have had, there have been a min. of 2 students (that I personally know of) that have failed each site. No telling about the students that I don't know of... Most have re-taken and passed, but, again I know of two that have taken boards 3 times and not passed. Don't be intimidated by a school's pass rate OR claimed pass rate. You are the only one that you have to worry about!!!
  12. by   selulion
    Southeastern Louisiana University NCLEX-RN: 94.6% :hatparty:
    LA state avr. passing rate:89.6%
    National average: 87.8%
  13. by   mitchsmom
    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.
    :yeahthat:
  14. by   Lisa CCU RN
    In 2004, Univ. of Memphis had 100% pass rate. Not sure what 2005 was. I'm glad the rate is so high--that means the program will be challenging and I'll learn a lot. Bring it on!.

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