TITUSVILLE, Pa. – The nursing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville has been ranked seventh in the state this year by the RN Careers website.
For its fourth annual competition, RN Careers looked at 1,949 nursing programs nationwide and ranked them on metrics such as first-time NCLEX-RN passing rates, accreditation and more.
In Pennsylvania, it ranked the 24 colleges that offer an associate degree program.
Rankings also were based on the three-year average of NCLEX-RN pass rates. The NCLEX-RN is the certifying exam for registered nurses. Nurses must pass the exam in order to practice as an RN.
Pitt-Titusville’s three-year average NCLEX-RN pass rate was 91.9%. The state’s average pass rate is 85.21%.
Many graduate nurses from Pitt-Titusville remain in the region and work at health care facilities, including Meadville Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital, Titusville Area Hospital, UPMC Hamot and UPMC Northwest.
In addition to examining information from the institutions, programs and testing data, RN Careers surveyed more than 9,000 nurses and gathered data from the state nursing board, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The site also included information on the net cost of programs (after financial aid has been awarded) loan default rates, borrowing and loan payments.
The program at Pitt-Bradford’s campus was ranked fifth in Pennsylvania with a pass rate of 91.95%.
For full rankings, visit www.rncareers.org/rn-programs/pennsylvania/. For more on Pitt-Titusville’s nursing programs, visit https://www.titusville.pitt.edu/nursing or call 1-814-827-4511.