The University of Saint Francis Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates from December 2016 saw 100 percent of the class pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) the first time they took the exam.
NCLEX-RN examinations are designed to test the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. Individuals are tested on the ability to think critically about decisions involving nursing care. NCLEX-RN pass rates are one of the outcomes that are critical to nursing program accreditation. USF’s BSN first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate average exceeds 95 percent for the past 5 years.
“These excellent pass rates for our programs are reflective of the exceptional nursing students who graduate from our programs and the exceptional faculty who equip them for success,” said Dr. Mindy Yoder, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, dean of the USF School of Health Sciences. “USF nursing faculty are expert educators who truly care about the success of each student. By passing this national exam, our graduates have made the initial step to successfully enter the profession as a registered nurse.”