Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College has been named to the Nursing Schools Almanac’s 2021 list of the best associate’s degree in nursing programs in PA. The Almanac’s research team analyzed student performance on the NCLEX-RN exams over the past decade in ranking Mount Aloysius’ associate’s degree program #2 among all Pennsylvania nursing schools.

“The Mount Aloysius College Nursing Program has been among the region’s top providers of quality nurses for the past 55 years,” said Dr. David Haschak, Mount Aloysius Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We graduate some of the largest nursing classes in the area, and this impressive NCLEX pass rate is really a testament to our outstanding faculty.”

Mount Aloysius’ associate degree track is a 2+2, allowing students to gain their associate’s degree in two years, and then can continue on to receive their bachelor’s degree in another two years. This program has a 93% first-time NCLEX pass rate. Students also have the opportunity to complete a traditional 4-year BSN path.

Established in 1853, Mount Aloysius College is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Cresson, PA. Mount Aloysius offers more than 70 majors and programs and has an 11:1 student/faculty ratio. The College offers 16 NCAA Division-III mens and womens athletic programs.

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