TITUSVILLE, Pa. — Ninety percent of nursing students who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville this spring passed the national nursing exam on their first try, enabling them to become registered nurses.


Students who earned the associate degree in nursing took the National Council Licensure Exam, also known as NCLEX. Passing the NCLEX is required for students to become registered nurses.  


The first-time pass rate of this newest class of nurses exceeded the national pass rate of 86.73 percent. Additionally, Pitt-Titusville’s three-year average NCLEX pass rate is 92 percent, which matches the state average.


Patricia McClain, Pitt-Titusville’s director of the nursing program, credits the pass rate to “the hard work of faculty to continually reassess the curriculum and make the changes necessary to strengthen our program. I am exceedingly proud of our graduates and congratulate faculty on their efforts to educate and mentor our students to excel in both their education and professionally as a registered nurse.”


Pitt-Titusville’s two-year nursing program provides students with a strong foundation in the sciences and clinical knowledge through interactive and hands-on instruction. The program, which is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


Many nursing graduates from Pitt-Titusville remain in the region to work at health care facilities. Graduates are currently employed at Meadville Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital, Titusville Area Hospital, UPMC Northwest and UPMC Hamot.


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