By CVV News-Posted: October 10, 2022
Stanislaus State’s School of Nursing programs rank among the Top 10 in California for 2023, according to RegisteredNursing.org.
The organization, which promotes excellence in nursing by providing future and current nurses with education and employment resources, ranked Stan State’s nursing program No. 8 in California.
Nursing programs were assessed on several factors that represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. RegisteredNursing.org analyzed past and present first-time National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam “pass-rates,” weighted by year. The NCLEX-RN exam is used by all nursing state boards across the United States to help assess a student’s competency and is required for licensure.
“Stanislaus State is widely renowned for the strength of its nursing program, which is tailored to the fast-paced career track that many nurses require,” according to the announcement by RegisteredNursing.org. “Numerous pathways, including a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) to BSN and more, help students meet their nursing career goals. Successful graduates pass the state’s NCLEX-RN exam and find meaningful work in patient care.”
The organization issued Stan State a score of 98.28 of 100 for its BSN and LVN to BSN programs.
Stanislaus State’s School of Nursing continues to earn recognition for its programs and successful student outcomes. Last June, Nursing Schools Almanac named Stan State among the best schools in California in their 2022 Nursing Schools Rankings report. In September, U.S. News & World Report ranked Stan State’s undergraduate nursing programs No. 293 in the nation, leaping 39 slots from the previous year.
School of Nursing Ranks Among the Best in California and Western United States
By CVV News-Posted: June 30, 2022
Stanislaus State’s School of Nursing has been ranked among the best nursing schools in California and the Western United States by Nursing Schools Almanac, a website dedicated to providing aspiring nurses a comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting a nursing school.
In its 2022 Nursing School Rankings report, the website ranked the University’s School of Nursing No. 26 on its 100 Best Nursing Schools in California list and No. 51 on its 100 Best Nursing Schools in the West.
“This ranking is a reflection of the exceptional programs offered by our faculty and their solid commitment to student success,” said School of Nursing Director and Professor Mary Jo Stanley. “While Stan State is not large when compared to other nursing schools, our graduates are consistently among the best educated and prepared.”
This ranking is a reflection of the exceptional programs offered by our faculty and their solid commitment to student success. While Stan State is not large when compared to other nursing schools, our graduates are consistently among the best educated and prepared.”
School of Nursing Director and Professor Mary Jo Stanley
The Nursing Schools Almanac research team collected data on more than 3,000 nursing schools and campuses across the United States, and only 20% made the top 100 lists for each geographic region. For the rankings, schools were evaluated on the following factors:
Academic prestige and perceived value Breadth and depth of programs Student success, particularly on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the nationwide examination for licensing nurses in the United States, Canada and Australia.
The Nursing Schools Almanac report noted that Stan State pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates achieved an “outstanding” pass rate of 97% on the NCLEX over the past decade.
Stan State’s School of Nursing offers seven degree pathways including a traditional BSN; an RN-to-BSN track for local nurses with an associate degree; an online RN-to-BSN program that’s accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week; a Master of Science in Nursing program; and a Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration.
Nursing students also participate in a simulation program that’s integrated into the curriculum and provides students with opportunities for experiential learning.