"you may want to reconsider...as long as the school has a good NCLEX passing rate it would be worth it. My school did exit exams, and an exam to gauge how we were doing every semester, but they have an over 90% passing rate on the NCLEX...the honest truth is...exit exams are a good gauge because if you can't pass an exit exam you probably won't be able to pass the NCLEX."
If you read some of the posts, many people have done poorly on the HESI but passed the NCLEX. Also, I could not care less what a school's NCLEX pass rate is if they are using an exit exam since the exam does inflate their pass rate by ensuring that only the smartest students take the NCLEX.
Also, believe it or not, but there are plenty of schools out there in which only 1 student graduated and took the NCLEX. And if that 1 student passes, the school has a 100% NCLEX pass rate. If only 1 student took the exam, can you really take the school's 100% pass rate seriously?
I visited a school recently that had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX. I dug up the school's data on the BON website and, out of 30 students, only 4 took the NCLEX for the prior year. There are plenty of schools where I can count the number of students who took the NCLEX on one hand. This is not an exaggeration.
Would the 26 students who did not graduate make bad nurses? Would they all fail the NCLEX? I think it would be hard to answer yes. (and if you do answer yes to these questions, then the school should be shut down ASAP).