Program Effectiveness

Information on the Program Effectiveness of the Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing is listed for the years 2017-2019. Program Effectiveness is measured by the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Pass Rate, Program Retention, and Job Placement within the last 3 years.

Exam Pass Rate

This is the 3-year Pass Rate average of the HVKSON’s NCLEX-or state boards-for RN’s on their first attempt, from the years 2017-2019.


Percentage passing on 1st Attempt








Program Retention

These are the HVKSON Program Retention numbers from 2016-2018.

Year Percentage of Student Retention
2019 83%
2018 93%
2017 60%


Job Placement

These are the HVKSON Job Placement numbers from May 2016 – May 2019.

Year Percentage of Students Employed Full Time
2019 100%
2018 100%
2017 100%


Gainful Employment

This PDF provides additional information on the charts listed above.