Class of 2009 graduates of Jefferson School of Nursing undergraduate programs (ASN and BSN degrees) excelled on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which is the licensure examination for registered nurses. Dean Mary Schaal shares, "I am very proud to say that the scores are outstanding – attributable to the commitment of the faculty and responsiveness of our students to the curriculum."
The scores, reported on September 11, showed a 99.4% pass rate for all BSN graduates who have taken the exam. Graduates of the ASN portion of the ASN-BSN program who have taken the test have a 98.7% pass rate overall. These scores are higher than the 2008 scores of 96.5% for BSN and 86% for ASN-BSN.
So far, 100% of the FACT (accelerated BSN program for second-degree students) students who have taken the exam have passed it, and 100% of the ASN-BSN students at Jefferson’s Geisinger Medical Center campus who have taken the exam have passed.
Here is the breakdown of results by program:
Jefferson awards the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), post-master’s certificates, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). For more information visit www.jefferson.edu/nursing.