Nursing Students Attain High Pass Rate for NCLEX

Nursing students in Simulation Lab

Nursing students in Simulation Lab

Immaculata University is extremely proud to announce that 96.67% of its pre-licensure nursing students pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on their first try. This astonishing statistic rates high in the state of Pennsylvania, which averages 91.10% and well above the national average of 86.94%.

“I am so proud of our students, faculty, and the nursing program,” states Division of Nursing Chair Jane Tang, Ph.D, RN. “The success of our program is a true indication of the dedication and commitment of our faculty, staff and administrators. Everyone has worked diligently and collaboratively to achieve this noble success.” Tang notes that this achievement is a celebration of the students and that the high success rate is a most significant accomplishment for each and every one of them.

Providing resources throughout the four-year undergraduate degree program is instrumental in achieving the extremely high pass rate for the NCLEX. With over 20% of Immaculata’s student population enrolled in a nursing degree program, Immaculata has made student success a priority.

Ally Carmody, BSN, RN, a 2017 nursing graduate, was well prepared to take the NCLEX immediately after graduating in May 2017. She took advantage of extra review classes provided by the nursing faculty and benefited from a computerized program that focused on content mastery. “The program decides what you’re weak at and then prompts you to work on subject by reviewing concepts and supplying mock exam questions,” explains Carmody.

After passing the NCLEX, Carmody was offered a full-time position at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The Division of Nursing at Immaculata University offers pre-licensure B.S.N., R.N.-to-B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees. In addition, students can enroll in the Ed.D. program in nursing education. For more information, visit

Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

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