UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing Outcomes

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Class Year

Pass Rate

2009-2010 90.12%
2010-2011 87.79%
2011-2012 89.51%
2012-2013​ ​91.47%

View NCLEX-RN Performance of First Time Candidates Educated in Pennsylvania.

Completion Rates

Class Year

Completion Rate

2009-2010 83%
2010-2011 80%
2011-2012 77%
2012-2013​ ​61%

Job Placement Rates

Class Year

Placement Rate

2009-2010 95%
2010-2011 95%
2011-2012 97%
2012-2013​ 92%​

Graduate Satisfaction (1-5 scale with 5 being the highest)

Class Year

Satisfaction

2008-2009 4.48/5.00
2009-2010 4.50/5.00
2010-2011 4.45/5.00
2012-2013​ ​2.4/3.0

Student Comments

 “I am currently working towards my BSN.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing and feel that I got the best education that I could possibly have.”

“I am certain that the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing has provided me with a solid foundation to be the best trauma nurse that I can be.  I am truly thankful to all of the great faculty and staff at the school that made my dreams come true.  This last year has been truly an incredible one and there are no words to explain the amount of gratitude I feel when I look into the eyes of my patients and the faces of their family knowing that I am providing the best care I can and knowing I am able to do this each day because I have been provided the proper education at the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing. I am truly blessed to be a part of such a fulfilling career and I look forward to many more years, while continuing to grow as a nurse.”

Employer Satisfaction (1-5 scale with 5 being the highest)

Class Year

Satisfaction

2008-2009 4.36/5.00
2009-2010 4.45/5.00
2010-2011 4.40/5.00
2012-2013​ ​2.5/3.0

Employer Comments

 “…is an excellent nurse who is growing very fast in her career. She is a charge nurse and preceptor and has taken on the role of mentoring new staff.  She is truly a patient advocate and her patients have only the best things to say about her. She is involved in many committees.”

“…is one of our new charge nurses and is doing a fantastic job.”

“This RN was above and beyond our expectations.  Something about nurses who are seeking this as their second degree or career seem to do outstanding.  She is top notch.”

“Great addition to our staff.”

“…is an excellent nurse, glad to have her working in our high risk labor and delivery units. She is very much appreciated by all staff members.”

“…is a tremendous RN. Not one single issue with any performance objectives. She is already enrolled in further education.”

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