Exam Pass Rates

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam is used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to assess a graduate’s competency and are required for licensure. In Pennsylvania, a student must graduate from a recognized education program before sitting for the exam.

NCLEX Undergraduate Pass Rates

The following table shows the NCLEX-RN first-time pass rates for Wilkes University's traditional and accelerated nursing programs.

Program 2021 2022 2023
Traditional BSN 91.60% 87.93% 96.55%
Accelerated BSN 83.30% 84% 96.40%
NCLEX-RN Annual School Score (Sept. 30 - Oct. 1) 89.2% 84.48% 93.59%