Traditional, ABS nursing graduates achieve outstanding NCLEX-RN pass rates

Published October 18, 2017

According to the third quarter NCLEX-RN results, UB School of Nursing’s 2017 traditional program graduates earned a remarkable 97.06 percent pass rate on the certification examination. The 2017 cohort of ABS graduates also secured an excellent pass rate of 93.48 percent.

“Along with the rest of the nursing faculty, I am so proud of these students’ accomplishments,” says Susan Grinslade, assistant dean for undergraduate programs and clinical professor. “I also want to acknowledge the efforts of the faculty this past year, in particular to implement new strategies to help our graduates achieve this success. A heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped and supported the students on this journey.”

The pass rate for all baccalaureate degree programs in the United States was 87.8 percent in 2016; in New York State, it was 84 percent.

The NCLEX-RN tests the application and analysis of nursing knowledge for new nursing school graduates. These critical thinking skills are vital to success in the profession and help to ensure optimum patient care. Candidates are required to pass the examination to earn licensure as a registered nurse in the United States and its territories.