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School 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 terms) 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.

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

2016-2017

85%

79.1%

72.5%

82.9%

83.3%

84.5%


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

2017

71%

77.8%

72.7%

58.33%

77.8%

76.2%

Program Integrity Calculation 

Class of 2017  96.9% graduated as originally scheduled
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 10/1/16 to 9/30/17 – 90.91%
Reported from 10/1/15 to 9/30/16 — 88.89%
Reported from 10/1/14 to 9/30/15 – 95.65%

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates and Job Placement Rates According to Class (within 1 year of graduation)

 

Class of 2012

Class of 2013

Class of 2014

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

NCLEX-RN (license exam)

Pass Rate on first attempt

 

96%

 

85.5%

 

84.6%

 

95.8%

 

89.3%

 

90.3%

Job Placement Rate

100%

100%

100%

100%

96.4%

*95.45%

*began collecting job placement rate via electronic survey

Class of 2016 Graduate Patterns of Employment: One Year Post-Graduation Survey

Graduates

28

Return Rate

60.7%

Employed in Nursing

100%

Employment Status

Full-time

76.47%

Part-time

25.53%

Type of Position Held

Staff Nurse

94.12%

Other (Charge Nurse)

35.29%

Location

Hospitals

88.24%

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

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

57.1%

69.2%

55.5%

50%

66.7%

76.47%

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

2016

100%

100%

94%

94%

100%

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: 60.7%.

 

Class of:

 

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Respondents who stated they were well-prepared to practice as a professional nurse.

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

Respondents who stated they were experiencing job satisfaction.

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

88.24%

 

Class of 2016 (one year) “Overall, the Program prepared the graduate to practice as a professional nurse.”

Graduates – 100% rated: “Good” to “Excellent”; Employer – 100% rated: “Good” to “Excellent”

What our graduates say:

“It’s a great program.”

“I feel as if the program prepared me to the fullest.”

“I absolutely love the School of Nursing. I felt adequately prepared right out of school.”

What employers say:

“…has been a welcome addition to the staff.”

“Skills were evident from day one. She makes your school proud.”

“…has completed orientation and is doing an excellent job…is enrolled in a RN-BSN program.”

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