Indiana 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.
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.