Results of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) have been released and Marian University’s nursing students earned a 96% pass rate for all testers in 2021. Based on the NCLEX-RN score as a traditional undergraduate program, Marian’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program ranks 7 out of 22 in the state of Wisconsin.

To become a registered nurse, candidates must pass the NCLEX-RN, a computerized adaptive test based on a practice analysis of knowledge and skills required for entry-level nurses. Nursing programs are often judged on their students’ ability to pass the NCLEX on the first try. Marian’s concept-based nursing curriculum allows students to apply conceptual learning to a variety of scenarios, rather than learning each topic in isolation. This enhances students’ critical-thinking skills, allowing them to resolve challenges they have never encountered before.