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SUNY Niagara Nursing Student

SUNY Niagara Nursing Students Excel
in Licensing Exams

January 25, 2021 

To become licensed as a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse, students who graduate from a state-approved registered nursing (RN) or practical nursing (PN) program must pass the National Council License Examination (NCLEX).  Both of the SUNY Niagara RN and PN programs have routinely received rates above the state and national averages for success in passing these exams.  In 2020, SUNY Niagara nursing grads achieved a 94.05% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN and a 100% pass rate was achieved for the NCLEX-PN.  These exams are given via a computer and include various types of questions to test the knowledge of a graduate nurse to perform in the clinical setting caring for patients. A student becomes licensed as an RN or PN by passing this exam after graduation.

When asked about the success of SUNY Niagara nursing graduates, Diane Pytlik-Flammia, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for Nursing and Allied Health said, “The organization of our curriculum, dedication to student success, and preparation through our faculty teaching is what has provided this foundation for students to be successful on these licensure exams.” She also noted the 100% employment rates for graduates of SUNY Niagara’s nursing program.  “Many employers in the area reach out to us on a weekly basis wanting to recruit our students. We have a very good reputation in the area for producing well-prepared nurses.”

For more information on the SUNY Niagara nursing program, please visit:

SUNY Niagara nursing student

SUNY Niagara nursing students receive clinical experience to prepare them for a career after graduation.

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