Duquesne Nursing 97.15% NCLEX Score Surpasses PA and National Average

Updated on June 17, 2024

More than 97% of Duquesne University nursing graduates have passed the 2023 National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become licensed registered nurses. This marks a nearly seven percent increase in the School of Nursing’s overall NCLEX score since 2021.

Offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the NCLEX is a national standardized test that measures foundational knowledge and skills that entry-level nurses need for safe nursing practice.

Duquesne’s 97.15% NCLEX score is higher than both Pennsylvania’s 90.70% average and the United States’ 86.73% average scores.

“Our faculty and staff work with our nursing students to become problem-solvers who think deeply and whose skills and capabilities are driven by compassion and empathy,” said Duquesne University Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow. “Our NCLEX score confirms that the horizon-expanding education we provide our nursing graduates ensures that they are prepared and ready to make sound clinical judgements for safe, effective patient care.”

The Duquesne University School of Nursing and its online programs have consistently been ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers rigorous academic work with hands-on training and a strong emphasis on ethical values. Duquesne nursing faculty are leading the charge for social justice and equity in health care, and nursing students take the skills they’re learning into underserved communities to provide care and other resources.

Duquesne University 

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation’s top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,000 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.