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Program Statistics

Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network 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/Graduation/Completion Rates

Retention Per Academic Year: All students who withdrew during year/100% — All students enrolled during year (includes students enrolled in first-year pre-nursing Penn State University courses

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
79% 79.5% 69.5% 82.2% 78.5%

 

Retention Rate — Nursing Per Academic Year

All students who withdrew during second and third year nursing courses/100% — all students enrolled in second and third year nursing courses

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
85% 79.1% 72.5% 82.9% 83.3%

 

Completion/Graduation Rate Per Class — Nursing Courses Years #2 and #3

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.]

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
71% 77.8% 72.7% 58.33% 80.6%

 

Program Integrity Calculation

Class of 2016 — 92.9% graduated as originally scheduled
Class of 2015 — 83.3% graduated as originally scheduled

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates According to PA State Board of Nursing Statistics

Reported from 10/1/15 to 9/30/16 — 88.89%

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates and Job Placement Rates According to Class

  Class Of:
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
NCLEX-RN (license exam) Pass Rate
on first attempt
96% 85.5% 84.6% 95.8% 89.3%
Job Placement Rate
(within 3-6 months of graduation)
100% 100% 100% 100% 96.4%

 

Class of 2015 Graduate Patterns of Employment: One Year Post-Graduation Survey

Graduates 24
Return rate 37.5%
Employed in nursing 100%
Employment Status
Full-time 87.5%
Part-time 12.5%
Type of Position Held
Staff Nurse 88.9%
Other (charge nurse) 22.2%
Location
Hospitals 100%

 

BSN Matriculation Rate of Respondents at One-Year Follow-up Survey

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
57.1% 69.2% 55.5% 50% 66.7%

 

Employer Satisfaction

Employer's rating of graduates - one year following graduation; preparation and ability to meet role responsibilities of the entry level professional nurse. Return rate: 16.7%

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
100% 100% 94% 94% 100%

 

Graduate Satisfaction at One-Year Follow-up

Respondents who stated they were well-prepared to practice as a professional nurse and they were experiencing job satisfaction. Return rate: 37.5%

  Class Of:
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Respondents who stated they were well-prepared
to practice as a professional nurse
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Respondents who stated they were
experiencing job satisfaction
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

 

Class of 2015 (one year)

“Overall, the Program prepared the graduate to practice as a professional nurse.”

Graduates – 100% rated: “Very Good” to “Excellent”

Employer – one year – 100% rated: “Good” to “Excellent”

What our graduates say:

“Overall, I am very pleased with my educational and clinical experience...”

“I was very prepared for my nursing career ...”

“My employer has voiced to me on numerous occasions that they are interested in Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing students for positions due to our “Hit the ground running” attitude and clinical experience on day one.”

What employers say:

“It is a pleasure having him as a part of our team.”

“Portrays herself as a professional at all times.”

“Has clearly defined professional goals and certainly possesses the qualities needed to succeed.”


Information regarding Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing tuition, fees, and length of program can be obtained from:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA  30326

404-975-5000

www.acenursing.org