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Mount Aloysius Nursing Scores High NCLEX Pass Rate

Posted on: December 13, 2018

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Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College nursing graduates have once again demonstrated their job readiness with a high pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses. For the 2018 annual reporting period (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018), nursing graduates achieved a 96.15% first-time pass rate. This number is higher than the first-time pass rate in Pennsylvania for all associate degree programs (91.43%), for all baccalaureate degree programs (93.79%), and the national average of 88.57%.

NCLEX pass rates are commonly used to the gauge academic quality of nursing programs; however, pairing the pass rate percentage with the actual numbers of nursing graduates taking the exam offers prospective nursing students a more complete picture of a nursing program’s performance. The NCLEX is required of all nursing school graduates in order to earn state licensure as a registered nurse.

Dr. Julie Luetschwager, Dean of the School of Nursing, stated, “The keys to such a strong program outcome reflected by the highest licensure pass rate we have had in more than a decade is the commitment of the faculty to continuous quality improvement in their teaching/learning strategies, the excellent learning resources we have at the Mount, and the commitment of the College leadership in supporting the programs in the School of Nursing with the fiscal, physical, and human resources needed.”

The Mount Aloysius campus features a high-tech simulation center as a part of the new Nursing Resource & Simulation Center (NRSC). The four-bed simulation nursing unit is located in the new addition to Pierce Hall. In the simulation center, students participate in experiential learning in a safe, structured environment. Using life-like CAE computerized mannequins and other simulation equipment, students learn nursing interventions to provide high quality, safe care for patients.

The Mount Aloysius College School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. For additional information on the Mount Aloysius College School of Nursing contact the college at 888.823.2220 or visit their web site at www.mtaloy.edu

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