Cresson, Pa. – Five nursing students from the Mount Aloysius College School of Nursing took First Place in the 11th Annual Western Pennsylvania Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania Student Nurse Challenge. The event was held Friday, March 23rd at Penn State Kensington. The Citizens School of Nursing and Indiana University of Pennsylvania co-sponsored the event. The competition consisted of several rounds of questions based on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
Mount Aloysius College nursing students competed successfully against competing nursing students from Butler County Community College, Citizens School of Nursing, Conemaugh School of Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing, UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing, Westmoreland County Community College, and West Penn School of Nursing.
The Mount Aloysius College School of Nursing team included: David Allen, Altoona, Pa.; Keith Bukowski, Ashville, Pa.; Nicole Dgien, Muncy, Pa.; Zach Pfeil, Cresson, Pa.; and Kennedy Snyder, Lewisburg, Pa.
Mount Aloysius College has been educating nurses since 1965. The College’s nursing NCLEX pass rate consistently exceeds both state and national averages. The most recent group of Mount Aloysius nursing graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX. The Mount Aloysius five year NCLEX pass rate ranks it securely among the top 10 largest and most prestigious nursing programs in the Commonwealth.
The College’s reputation for superb academic support services, individual attention, state-of-the-art simulation laboratories, and excellent clinical partners continues to attract prospective nursing students to the beautiful 193-acre Cresson, Pa. campus and to its on-line RN to BSN program. The Mount Aloysius School of Nursing was named one of Nurse Journal’s Top Nursing Programs in Pennsylvania and it was singled out as a Nursing College of Distinction for 2018.
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.