Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Outcomes

NCLEX Pass Rates

Class Year Pass Rate
2010-2011 92%
2011-2012 97%
2012-2013

93%

Completion Rates

Class Year Completion Rate
2010-2011 54%
2011-2012 51%
2012-2013 71%


Job Placement Rates

Class Year Placement Rate
2010-2011 100%
2011-2012 96%
2012-2012 88%


Graduate Satisfaction

(1-4 scale; 4 being highest)

Class Year Satisfaction Rating
2009-2010 3.5
2010-2011 3.6
2011-2012 3.4

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
2009-2010 3.6
2010-2011 3.4
2011-2012 3.5

Employer Comments:

  • "Mercy is a very well structured program that allows students to get an all-inclusive approach to nursing education. I feel that this program has put me, as a new nurse, many steps ahead.  Without Mercy and the great instructors that helped guide me through my nursing education, I would not be the confident, competent nurse that I am today – just one year out from graduation. I appreciate the education that I received.
  • “Great clinical experience, awesome teachers, tons of hands-on experience...”
  • “While other schools probably teach a holistic approach to caring for patients. I believe the Catholic identity of Mercy helps reinforce that in a whole other way. This approach helped foster respect for the patient’s autonomy, culture, and challenges the nurse to know how they feel about elements in their profession they will face that can impact how they care for patients. I feel both the emphasis on evidence-based practice we received in each term of school reinforced the importance of challenging current practice to seek better ways of providing competent care. The varied clinical experiences we know are always a big thumbs up.”

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