Bradley Nursing Board Pass Rate Success

Nursing skill labs as well as many other clinical experiences are used to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

February 6, 2014

When nursing students graduate from their respective training programs they must all take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) in order to become licensed nurses.  Sometimes called the “board” exam, regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies use the first time pass rate of those taking the exam as a quality indicator for nursing education programs.  A higher first time pass rate is equated to a well rounded high quality nursing education. 

The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation recently released the 2013 first time NCLEX-RN pass rates.  In 2013 the National Council of State Boards of Nursing increased the difficulty of the NCLEX-RN and many nursing programs throughout the nation saw a precipitous drop in their first time NCLEX-RN pass rate.  The national average fell from 91% in 2012 to 83% in 2013.  Students in Bradley’s Nursing program fared much better than the average.  Bradley’s pass rate in 2012 was 98% and in 2013 was 92%.  Bradley nursing students remain far above the national and state averages, a testament to the hard work and dedication of students and faculty.

Go Far! Go Bradley!

Link to Illinois NCLEX Pass Rates: