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Schuylkill Health School of Nursing

Program Statistics

Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health offers a three year diploma program in professional nursing. The curriculum design includes two years (six trimesters) of nursing courses, and one year (two semesters) of pre-requisite university courses.

Retention Rate Per Academic Year
All students who withdrew during year ÷
100% - all students enrolled during year
Includes students enrolled in first year pre-nursing Penn Sate University courses
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
82.4%
76.6%
74.5%
79%
79.5%
Retention Rate - Nursing per Academic Year
All students who withdrew during 2nd & 3rd year nursing courses ÷
100% - all students enrolled in 2nd & 3rd year nursing courses
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
83.1%
76.6%
77.8%
85%
79.1%
Completion Rate - Nursing
All students who graduated "on time" ÷
All students who started the second year nursing curriculum
"On time" - percentage of students completing the program within three years or 150% of time of length of nursing courses only following admission to the first course
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
77.5%
76.7%
72.2%
71%
80.6%
Educational Effectiveness
NCLEX-RN (license exam) Pass Rate on first attempt
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
87%
91.7%
100%
96%
85.2%
Job Placement Rate (within 6 months of graduation)
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%

 

Graduation Rate - Class of 2013 - 96.3% - Graduated as originally scheduled  

Patterns of Employment

Result of one-year post graduate follow-up:

Class of 2012
Graduates = 25
Return Rate: 52%
85% of the respondents to the one-year post graduation survey are employed in nursing.

Where:
Hospitals: 69%
Other:  30%

Employment Status:
Full Time: 62%
Part Time: 31%

Type of Postion Held:
Staff Nurse: 77%
Charge Nurse: 23%

Result of five-year post graduation follow-up:

Class of 2008:
Graduates = 22
Return Rate = 50%
100% of the respondents are currently employed in nursing.

Where:
Hospitals: 63%
Other:  Community Health, Nursing Home, Hospice:  37%

Employment Status:
Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 27%

Type of Position Held:
Staff Nurse: 64%
Staff/Charge:  18%
Other:  ADON, Head of Services -  18%

Matriculation/Completion Rates
B.S.N. Matriculation Rate of Respondents (at one year follow-up)
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
33.3%
77.7%
27%
57.1%
69.2%

 

B.S.N. Completion/Matriculation Rate of Respondents (at five year follow-up)
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
21.4%
19%
29.4/41.6%
44.4%
27.2%

 

M.S.N. Matriculation/Completion
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
14.2%
6.6%
23.5%
11.1%
27%

 

Employer Satisfaction
Employer's Rating of Graduates - One Year following Graduation - Preparation and ability to practice as an entry-level professional nurse
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
96%
100%
100%
100%
100%

 

Graduate Satisfaction
At One Year Follow-Up
Respondents who stated they were well-prepared to work as a professional nurse
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%

 

Respondents who stated they were experiencing job satisfaction
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
86%
100%
100%
100%
100%

 

At Five Year Follow-Up
Respondents who stated: They were well-prepared to practice as a professional nurse
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
93%
100%
100%
100%
100%

 

 

Information regarding Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health tuition, fees and length of program can be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) .  

 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN): 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326.  Website - www.acenursing.org

 Class of 2012 (one year); Class of 2008 (five year) -
"Overall, the Program prepared the graduate to practice as a professional nurse.)
"Graduate - 2012 - 100% rated 4 (Very Good) to 5 (Excellent)
Graduate - 2008 - 100% rated 3 (Good) to 5 (Excellent)
Employer - one year - 100% rated 3 (Good) to 5 (Excellent)


Gainful Employment Disclosures:

ON-TIME COMPLETION RATE:
     Class of 2012:
     25 students graduated on August 2, 2012. Of the 25 students, 23 (or 92%) started
     the nursing portion of the Program on September 7, 2010, and they graduated on-time as
     originally scheduled. Two students started the Program in September of 2009, and took an
     extra year to complete the Program.

     Class of 2011:
     24 students graduated on August 4, 2011. Of the 24 students, 23 (or 95.8%) started
     the nursing portion of the Program on September 8, 2009, and they graduated on-time as
     originally scheduled. One student started the Program in September of 2008, and took an
     extra year to complete the Program.

     Class of 2010:
     24 students graduated on August 5, 2010. Of the 24 students, 22 (or 92%) started
     the nursing portion of the Program on September 8, 2008, and they graduated on-time as
     originally scheduled. Two students started the Program in September of 2007, and took an
     extra year to complete the Program.

 PLACEMENT RATE:
     Job Placement Rate (within 3-6 months of Graduation)
          Class of 2005 - 100%
          Class of 2006 - 100%
          Class of 2007 - 100%
          Class of 2008 - 100%
          Class of 2009 - 100%
          Class of 2010 - 100%
          Class of 2011 - 100%
          Class of 2012 - 100%
       

COHORT DEFAULT RATE:
          Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health is extremely proud of
          our School's low Student Loan Default Rate:

www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/defaultmanagement/cohortdetail.cfm?sno=0&ope_id=011715

LOAN DEBT OF MOST RECENT GRADUATION CLASS*:
     Class of 2012

TITLE IV MEDIAN LOAN DEBT: $19,000
         Of the 25 graduates in the Class of 2012, one student acquired no Title IV loan debt while
         attending Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health. The other 24
        
students acquired Title IV  loan debt ranging from $7,500 to $29,500.

PRIVATE LOAN DEBT: $0
          Of the 25 graduates in the Class of 2012, only two students received private alternative loans(s).  The two students' total private loan debt ranged from $8,000  to $8,487. 

     INSTITUTIONAL FINANCE PLANS: $0

No institutional finance plans are available.

          *Note: This debt DOES NOT include any loan debt that the student may have incurred
            while taking our required first year prerequisite nursing courses at a college or
            university, or any debt that the student may have incurred at other previous institutions.