Idaho State’s School of Nursing ranked one of the best in the West in 2015
February, 25, 2015
NurseJournal.org, a global media website for nurses and health care professionals, has ranked Idaho State University’s School of Nursing fifth out of 442 nursing schools in the West.
ISU scored 101.32 points out of the maximum 130. NurseJournal.org used 20 metrics to measure schools in five categories: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value.
In the quality category, the site placed double weight on a school’s passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examinations. The NCLEX exams are used by state nursing boards to determine if a candidate is prepared for entry-level practice, according to NurseJournal.org.
ISU’s NCLEX passage rates consistently top 90 percent and are well above the national average. ISU also rated high in affordability and value.
Also taking the top spots were California State University-Dominguez Hills, School of Nursing; University of Utah, College of Nursing; University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Nursing; and Boise State University, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing.
Go to http://nursejournal.org/articles/americas-best-nursing-schools/ to review the complete list.