Expected outcome: Our program’s annual licensure pass rate is at or above 80% for all first-time test takers (as reported by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing Annual Period October 1 through September 30).
Class of 2022 – 86.2%
Class of 2021 – 87.5%
Class of 2020 – 97.3%
Expected Outcome: 60% of students who begin their first nursing course will complete the program within eight academic terms, which is 100% of the usual time frame for the program. 70% will complete the program within 12 academic terms, which is the 150% allotted completion time.
Class of 2021 (cohort start 2019)
2019 fall semester start – 65%
2020 (cohort transfer students start spring semester 2020) – 83.33%
2020 (cohort transfer students start summer session 2020) – 33.33%
Class of 2020 (cohort start 2018)
2020 fall start – 74%
2020 (LPN cohort start spring semester 2019) – 100% (5)
2020 (cohort transfer students start spring semester 2019) – 60% (5)
2020 (cohort transfer students start summer session 2019) – 100% (5)
Class of 2019 (cohort start 2017)
2020 fall semester start – 93%
Expected outcome: 90% of graduates who seek employment as an entry-level registered nurse will obtain a position in a health care setting within one year of graduation. Here are the results from the previous three years.
Class of 2021 – 82%
Class of 2020 – 97%
Class of 2019 – 94%
Various standardized tests are administered throughout the program. Standardized comprehensive review tests are given at the end of the program to assess readiness for the nursing licensing examination. The school uses standardized testing to counsel individual students and to evaluate program strengths and weaknesses. Information related to this performance will be made available upon request.
Parallel studies of recent Citizens School of Nursing graduates and their employers showed that graduates were satisfied with the education they received at the School of Nursing. Both graduates and their employers responded that the graduates were well prepared for entry-level nursing practice.
Citizens School of Nursing is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing® (ACEN) and a member of the National League for Nursing (NLN) and Hospital Association of Pennsylvania.
Allegheny Valley Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission®, certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health, and a member of the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania.
The School of Nursing is required by the ACEN to provide accurate and consistent information to prospective students. Our recruitment information is housed with the commission, as follows:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program by using the ACEN Program Search.
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