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UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Student Outcomes

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Program Outcome: The program’s first time NCLEX-RN pass rate will be at or above 80% for all first-time test takers for the period of October 1st-September 30th in accordance with the PA State Board of nursing reporting structure.

Class Year | Pass Rate

  • 2020 - 2021: 73.68%
  • 2019 - 2020: 84%
  • 2018 - 2019: 85.3%

As reported by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (annual report period October 1 to September 30)

Completion Rates

Program Outcome: The program’s completion rate calculated at 1.5-times program length (6 semesters) will be at least 60%.

Class Year | Completion Rate

  • 2021: 60.8%
  • 2020: 74.7%
  • 2019: 61%

Annual class year includes graduating classes from January 1 to December 31

Job Placement Rates

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

Class Year | Placement Rate

  • 2021: 100%
  • 2020: 100%
  • 2019: 100%

Annual class year includes graduating classes from January 1 to December 31

"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 Mercy School of Nursing

Additional Information

View nursing course descriptions. (PDF)

Student Learning Outcomes