IUP Nursing Program Ranked One of Best RN Programs in Pennsylvania

Posted on 3/24/2017 3:20:43 PM

Badge for Top-Ranked RN Program in Pennsylvania, from RegisteredNursing.orgIndiana University of Pennsylvania’s bachelor of science degree was ranked in the top 30 nursing programs in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org.

IUP’s program was ranked 13th in the listing, which looked at how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond, including past and present National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses pass rates. The NCLEX-RN exam is used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to help assess a student’s competency and is required for licensure.

Website editors recognized that IUP’s program “will prepare graduates to work through the challenges faced in the nursing profession. Students are given clinical opportunities in a variety of settings, making them sought-after professionals.”

IUP students continue to excel on the NCLEX-RN. IUP has an overall annual passing average of 95.87 percent, compared to the national average of 84.3 percent and Pennsylvania’s average of 87.93 percent for first-time test takers in 2016.

“We continue to be very proud of our graduates and their successes,” Theresa Gropelli, chairperson of the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, said. “This recognition is a testament to the quality of our program, our faculty and staff, and our students.”

The Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at IUP includes undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. Allied health professions programs include respiratory care, clinical laboratory service, nuclear medicine technology, and a gerontology certification program. There are two different tracks in the master’s degree programs in nursing and seven bachelor’s degree programs in nursing and allied health (including all tracks).

IUP’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions has approximately 850 students in undergraduate programs and almost 80 students in its graduate programs.