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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% Data
Incomplete
Job Placement Rate
(within 3-6 months of graduation)
100% 100% 100% 100% 96.4%

 

Class of 2014 Graduate Patterns of Employment: One Year Post-Graduation Survey

Graduates 26
Return rate 31%
Employed in nursing 100%
Employment Status
Full-time 87.5%
Part-time 12.5%
Type of Position Held
Staff Nurse 75%
Other (charge nurse, supervisor) 25%

 

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

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

 

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: 57.7%

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

 

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: 31%

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

 

Class of 2014 (one year)

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

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

Employer – one year – 94% rated: “Good” to “Excellent”

What our graduates say:

“Gave me excellent ability to handle stressful situations.....”

“I was well-prepared and really enjoy educating…..”

“It can be a shock learning to work independently”

“Thank you”

What employers say:

“.....Works in a fast-paced unit – manages patients well”

“.....Is a true asset to the team—dependable and accountable.”

“.....Truly an asset on an advanced Medicine floor.”

“.....Well-liked and respected by peers as a good RN. Did well in a float-Pool position.”

“.....Excellent ability to handle stressful situations and function in leadership role.”

“.....Excellent team player.” 

Information regarding Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing tuition, fees, and length of program can be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN):  3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326