NCLEX Pass Rate

National Council Licensure Exam for RNs

Students achieve a 90.00% passing rate on the NCLEX-RN® Licensing Examination on the first attempt. Our graduates consistently achieve a pass rate which far exceeds both national and state scores. All pass rates are averaged from January 1st – December 31st annually. Passing rates for the past years are:

  SJCON Pass Rate NYS Average National Average
2020 89.9% 83.2% 86.6%
2019 93.4% 86.4% 86.0%
2018 93.0% 86.3% 85.1%
2017 93.6% 83.8% 84.3%
2016 88.7% 82.0% 81.7%
90.6% 79.7% 82.0%

A graduate of St. Joseph’s College of Nursing will receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in nursing, be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), and if successful be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).