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Metric Six


Metric 6: Pass Rates on National Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN)

Achieving a passing score on NCLEX-RN is required for certification as an RN in the State of Georgia. The Georgia Board of Nursing expects that institutions providing Nursing programs in the State of Georgia will maintain a minimum annual NCLEX-RN pass rate of 80%. Table 7 below shows the average pass rate for SGSC Nursing students over the most recent four-year period.

Table 7

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates by Year: SGSC, Georgia, National

Year

SGSC

Georgia

National

2017

98.31

87.31

87.11

2018

95.12

89.55

88.29

2019

97.87

90.85

88.18

2020

95.00

89.09

86.57

4-Year Avg.

96.58

89.20

87.54

Source: Georgia Board of Nursing

Analysis and Evaluation of Metric 6

The NCLEX-RN pass rate data shows that for every year reported the SGSC average pass rate has exceeded both the Georgia and national rates. The SGSC four-year average of 96.58 is exceptional in comparison to the Georgia average of 89.20 and the national average of 87.54. SGSC aims to meet a pass rate goal of 95.00 each year.