Marian University Leighton School of Nursing NCLEX Pass Rate

After graduating from our accelerated nursing program, you will need to take and pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to earn your registered nurse license, which is required to be able to pursue a professional nursing career.

Our ABSN program provides a foundation for students to have successful nursing careers. And this starts by preparing you for the NCLEX. We have students complete the Kaplan® NCLEX Test Prep to help give them an extra boost of confidence on exam day. In fact, our Leighton School of Nursing BSN NCLEX pass rates for first-time test takers are consistently equal to or above the national average.

  • 2019 = 90.26%
  • 2018 = 87.09%
  • 2017 = 89.47 % (National Rate = 90.04%)
  • 2016 = 87.94% (National Rate = 87.80%)
  • 2015 = 93.40% (National Rate = 87.49%)
  • 2014 = 86.12% (National Rate = 84.93%)

About the NCLEX-RN Exam

Administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., the NCLEX-RN exam helps to ensure nursing school graduates across the country have what it takes to provide safe, effective nursing care at the entry level.

Completed via computer at a designated test center, the NCLEX-RN exam can include up to 265 questions, with the majority being in a multiple-choice format. With a time limit of six hours, the exam covers the following topic areas.

  • Physiological Integrity
  • Safe and Effective Care Environment
  • Psychosocial Integrity
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance

We also encourage you to visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website to learn more about the NCLEX-RN and what you can expect before, during, and after the exam.

Contact us to learn more about our BSN NCLEX pass rates.

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