for more information

Susan Reeves
Professor and Chair, Nursing Program
(603) 526-3795

Admissions Office
(800) 272-1015

for more information

Rachel Parsons
Academic Administrative
Assistant to Nursing
& Public Health
(603) 526-3795

licensure pass rates

Colby-Sawyer nursing students begin preparing for their National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) during their first nursing course and seniors have a year-long NCLEX preparatory course.

NCLEX-RN is an acronym for National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. It is a standardized exam designed to test the knowledge, skills and abilities of nursing graduates and it is required for licensure in all fifty states.

Results of nursing graduates who have taken the NCLEX examination
for the first time within the last five years.

NCLEX-RN 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Colby-Sawyer 95.45% 100% 95.65% 100% 95.83%
New Hampshire 90.91% 89.21% 91.85% 93.85% 83.17%
National Pass Rate 83.29% 87.41% 87.89% 90.34% 83.04%