Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Outcomes

NCLEX Pass Rates

Class Year Pass Rate
2009-2010 100%
2010-2011 92%
2011-2012 97%

Completion Rates

Class Year Completion Rate
2009-2010 61%
2010-2011 54%
2011-2012 51%


Job Placement Rates

Class Year Placement Rate
2009-2010 100%
2010-2011 100%
2011-2012 96%


Graduate Satisfaction

(1-4 scale; 4 being highest)

Class Year Satisfaction Rating
2008-2009 3.7
2009-2010 3.5
2010-2011 3.6

Student Comments:

  • “The amount of clinical time is excellent, because it made me feel more confident with clinical skills.”
  • “Small student teacher ratios promote learning.”
  • “The rigorous pace and clinical settings from the beginning of the program let someone know right away if nursing is the right career path for them.”
  • “I’m proud to be a Mercy nurse.”
  • “I recommend Mercy to anyone I hear who is talking about going into the field of nursing. Truly a great school.”

Employer Satisfaction

(1-4 scale; 4 being highest)

Class Year Satisfaction Rating
2008-2009 3.4
2009-2010 3.6
2010-2011 3.4

Employer Comments:

  • “…has already been recognized by her nursing and physician peers for her strong bedside presence. She has joined unit-based and hospital-wide projects and committees and was recently nominated for the UPMC Mercy and systemwide “Novice of the Year Award”. She has also received a Beacon Pin for her wonderful care of a patient who was a UPMC Mercy employee.
  • “…had a seamless transition from GN to RN and is well-liked and respected by peers. She has quickly begun caring for even the most critically ill ICU patients and shows great clinical skills.”
  • “This graduate is very compassionate and caring and keeps the patient as the focus of her care.”
  • “…develops strong patient and family trust. Goes above and beyond.”
  • “Kind, compassionate, assertive, and self-directed. Always open to new learning and experiences.”

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