Hi, I'll try to check this page frequently if I rem. I was part of the 1st 2nd degree nursing class - we ended up with 19 people graduating. 18 of us took the NCLEX, and a few of us highly doubt that the last person will even take the NCLEX. Anyway, 18 of took the NCLEX and all passed. (All but two passed with the minimum 75 questions!) Having to take the program in 16 mo, I couldn't imagine going to a shorter one. BUT a MAJOR advantage of PSU's program is the preceptorship in the last semester. You get to either got to UPMC, Hershey, Altoona Hospital, or Nason. It's a WONDERFUL transition between life as a student and a nurse. Also, I can't remember the number of people, but the majority of us ended up graduating with a job, also.
I hope this helps you make your decision. Like I said, I'll try to check this frequently if more questions arise.
Good luck! =)