ranking of tx nursing schools?

  1. 0 Just wondering, not that it's that important, but does anyone know the rankings of the tx nursing schools (which tx nursing schools are the best)? From what i gather, here's what i think:

    1.) UT-Austin (pretty sure)
    2.) UT-Houston?
    3.) UTMB??
    4.) Texas women's university???
    5.) UTHSCSA (no clue)
  2. Visit  tea_leaf profile page

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  3. Visit  premedturnednursing profile page
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    I have actually always heard that TCC ranks near the top or towards the very best. Texas Woman's and UTA are always the ones I hear about next.... HTH
  4. Visit  typoagain profile page
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    I hve never head of an actual ranking system. but you can find a schools NCLEX pass rate on the BNE web site.
  5. Visit  pdmech73 profile page
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    I'm not sure why you would want to know if a ranking of Texas nursing schools for other than pride and/or ego boost... Are you looking for ranking by cost of program (best bang for your buck), NCLEX pass-rate, least drop-out rate, highest new graduate salary, prestige, all-around?


    -Paul
  6. Visit  tea_leaf profile page
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    Quote from pdmech73
    I'm not sure why you would want to know if a ranking of Texas nursing schools for other than pride and/or ego boost... Are you looking for ranking by cost of program (best bang for your buck), NCLEX pass-rate, least drop-out rate, highest new graduate salary, prestige, all-around?


    -Paul
    i am simply curious. like how i said in my original post, it's not that important b/c the nclex pass rate in tx is higher than the national average. as far as the ego boost/pride is concerned, i am in the process of applying so it's not like i am at ut-austin and i think that that school is the best.
  7. Visit  jac133 profile page
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    Hey tea, I pulled the info from the BNE website. There is data for several years back that you can hash through yourself, but I'll post the schools that had a 90% or greater pass rate on the NCLEX-RN in BSN programs (since it looks like that's what you're asking about, and if I recall correctly, you already have another degree).

    For 2007, in order
    1) UTMB 2) SFA 3) Prairie View 4) UT Austin 5) UT El Paso 6) Lamar University (Beaumont) 7) A&M International 8) Houston Baptist 9) TWU 10) UT Tyler 11) UT Arlington 12) UT Pan American 13) West Texas A&M
    (FYI, UTHSC Houston had an 88.24% pass rate, and UTHSCSA was 86.15%)

    For the last 3 years, the top 5 based on AVERAGE pass rate (my calculations, not the BNE's):
    1) Prairie View 2) UT Austin 3) HBU 4) A&M Corpus 5) A&M International
    - UTMB was 6th, UTHSC Houston was 16th out of 16 with a 90%+ avg, UTHSCSA avg was 86.73%, TWU was #8

    Some of these stats were pretty surprising to me. Of course we know averages can be misleading sometimes. It's probably best, if you really want to know the stats, to actually look at them yourself. They have pass rates from 2002-2007 on the site.

    It looks like TWU stats include both locations, so it would be interesting to see how those break down.

    And no, I don't really have the free time to be doing this. <insert an eye rolling emoticon here>
  8. Visit  jac133 profile page
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    Oh, and just as a disclaimer, YES I know that pass rates don't mean everything and there are many other factors to take into consideration. It's just one way to look at the schools. I'd be happy to get into any of these schools. It can help, however, if you're lucky enough to get into more than one and can't make your mind up on which school to choose.

    Also, US News and World Report has rankings of nursing schools, and they use multiple factors I believe, but not all of these schools are on there, and there are a ton outside of Texas. Its a lot to wade through.

    HTH tea and others curious about this.
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  9. Visit  ZanatuBelmont profile page
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    Quote from pookster84
    Oh, and just as a disclaimer, YES I know that pass rates don't mean everything and there are many other factors to take into consideration.
    While there are certainly other factors to consider, I do feel the NCLEX pass-rate is a decent representation regarding the quality of teaching and how well the school prepared students.
  10. Visit  Trilldayz,RN BSN profile page
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    YAY! My school is on that list that pookster84 did. TAMIU! It's such a good school!!! But too bad it's not as well known,statewide, for it's accomplishments...
  11. Visit  labcat01 profile page
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    Quote from SDBreaux
    While there are certainly other factors to consider, I do feel the NCLEX pass-rate is a decent representation regarding the quality of teaching and how well the school prepared students.
    I have to disagree- many of the universities are moving towards using exit exams to ensure that they have high pass rates. A school might have a 100% NCLEX pass rate but perhaps failed a significant percentage of their graduating seniors. Pass rates don't indicate anything. Just my
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  12. Visit  Yin Yang profile page
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    Quote from SDBreaux
    While there are certainly other factors to consider, I do feel the NCLEX pass-rate is a decent representation regarding the quality of teaching and how well the school prepared students.
    NCLEX pass rate is a good indicator of how well prepared the students are, but consider one more thing that you don't see on the BNE: the school's attrition rate. Where I went (ECC), we have an outstanding NCLEX pass rate, but that's becauese they make it so hard to get to graduation - we lost over half of our original class - and many of them would have made excellent nurses. Make sure the school you are looking at graduates a decent percentage of their students (which indicates they can teach) - otherwise, they are just weeding out potentially wonderful nurses because they aren't 90% (choose your own number) certain that they will pass the NCLEX and damage their pass rate.
  13. Visit  ccakes profile page
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    What about Austin Community College? Thats where I went, its only an ADN and I will go for my BSN but its such a great start with affordable classes, and they give you great experience!!
  14. Visit  mom35 profile page
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    Quote from Yin Yang
    NCLEX pass rate is a good indicator of how well prepared the students are, but consider one more thing that you don't see on the BNE: the school's attrition rate. Where I went (ECC), we have an outstanding NCLEX pass rate, but that's becauese they make it so hard to get to graduation - we lost over half of our original class - and many of them would have made excellent nurses. Make sure the school you are looking at graduates a decent percentage of their students (which indicates they can teach) - otherwise, they are just weeding out potentially wonderful nurses because they aren't 90% (choose your own number) certain that they will pass the NCLEX and damage their pass rate.
    Yikes!! I dropped off my application to El Centro today. This worries me about losing half of class. Just so I can prepare, will you give me some examples of what things may cause one to be deleted from the ADN program. I do well in school and make all A's, but I didn't even think about attrition rate. For example, what caused half of original class to be lost? I would really appreciate any advice, as I am determined to succeed!! Thankyou!! Hopefully I will be in the 2009 Fall ADN program.


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