All of the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville’s nursing students taking the national nursing exam this spring passed.

Nationally, the pass rate is 84 percent.

The Pitt-Titusville pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam – or NCLEX, as it is commonly referred to – was also 12 points higher than the average pass rate at other programs in Pennsylvania.

 “To have achieved a 100% pass rate is an outstanding accomplishment and is due to the excellence of our graduates, nursing faculty and staff.  Our graduates performed well above the national average of 84.3% and the Pennsylvania average of 87.6%.  I couldn’t be more pleased with our performance,” said, Patricia McClain, director of the nursing program.

Nursing is one of the most popular majors at Pitt-Titusville, which offers a two-year Associate of Science in Nursing degree leading to the NCLEX.

Passing the NCLEX is a requirement for a student to become a registered nurse.

Nursing students also complete clinical rotations and fieldwork in addition to their classroom training.

Many of the nursing graduates stay in the area to work at health care facilities in the region, including Titusville Area Hospital, UPMC Northwest, Meadville Medical Center, UPMC Hamot and Warren General Hospital.

For more information on the nursing program, visit or call 1-814-827-4511.