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NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Program Outcome: The program’s most recent annual licensure examination pass rate is at or above 80% for all first-time test takers.

Class Year  

Pass Rate

2019-2020 89.17%
2018-2019 93.01%
2017-2018 96.81%
2016-2017 93.44%
2015-2016 70.18%
As reported by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (annual report period October 1 to September 30)


Completion Rates

Program Outcome: Program completion rate will be at or above 60% (% of students completing within 150% of program length)

Class Year  

Completion Rate

2019-2020 59%
2018-2019 61%
2017-2018 46%
2016-2017 50%
2015-2016 72%
Annual class year includes graduating classes from October 1 to September 30


Job Placement Rates

Program Outcome: Employment rates for graduates at 12 months post-graduation are at or above 80%

Class Year  

Placement Rate

 2019-2020 85%
 2018-2019 90%
2017-2018 82%
2016-2017 89%
2015-2016 80%
Annual class year includes graduating classes from October 1 to September 30


"As a UPMC School of Nursing student, you’ll have a dedicated partner from UPMC Human Resources to help you navigate your career. You will be supported with resume and application guidance, interview tips and tricks, finding a nursing support or internship role while you’re in school, and securing a permanent home at UPMC before you graduate – and they’ll celebrate your success right alongside you the entire way! You can expect exclusive opportunities for one-on-one conversations, on-campus and virtual events, and plenty of informative emails to help you stay connected. If you begin employment at UPMC, you will be privy to perks and benefits including ways to obtain your BSN at no-cost to you."


IPEDS Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and Graduation Rates at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing

Additional Information

View nursing course descriptions. (PDF) 

Student Learning Outcomes