Nursing Graduates Once Again Surpass State, National NCLEX Pass Rates

February 14, 2021

The St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing saw 184 of its graduates take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in 2020 and of those, 182 passed on their first attempt, helping the School to achieve a 98.91 percent pass rate.

A patch on the uniform students wear at the Wegmans School of Nursing..

The NCLEX, which is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, ensures entry-level nurses meet set requirements and demonstrate specific safety and care activity competencies before entering the practice. Fisher students consistently outperform both the national and New York state averages, which this year, were 86.57 percent and 83.17 percent respectively.

“Our NCLEX pass rate is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty. Wegmans School of Nursing faculty work diligently to help our students; ensuring that our nursing graduates are well prepared for rewarding careers and providing exceptional patient-centered nursing care,” said Dr. Tricia Gatlin, dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing.