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Allen College Nursing and Imaging Science Graduates Outperform Peers on Licensure and Certification Examinations




Allen College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates who took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) in 2017 through September 30 passed this licensure examination at a rate that exceeds that of their peers in Iowa and across the nation. Thus far, 122 of 125 the College’s 2017 BSN graduates passed NCLEX-RN on first attempt, resulting in a pass rate of 97.6% for 2017. One-hundred percent of Allen College’s BSN graduates passed the examination in the second and third quarters of 2017.

The NCLEX results for third quarter of 2017 only are displayed below:

  • National average 2017 all RN programs 3rd quarter only – 86.7%
  • National average 2017 all BSN programs 3rd quarter only – 88.92%
  • State average 2017 all RN programs 3rd quarter only – 84.47%
  • State average 2017 all BSN programs 3rd quarter only – 87.58%
  • Allen College BSN 2017 3rd quarter only – 100%
  • Allen College BSN 2017 through 3rd quarter – 97.6%

In addition to these outstanding results for Allen College’s BSN graduates, graduates of the College’s Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) program also exceeded their peers in passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. Fifteen May 2017 graduates of the ASR program took this examination and all fifteen of the graduates passed the examination on the first attempt, bringing the 2017 first-time pass rate to 100%. One student received a percentile rank of 100.

Continuing an unrivaled record of success, all 2017 graduates of Allen College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology program passed the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification exam. This outcome marks the eighth consecutive year that 100% of the program’s graduates have passed this examination on first attempt.

While the pass rate for 2017 graduates of Allen College’s diagnostic medical sonography (DMS) program is not yet known, all five (100%) of the program’s 2016 graduates achieved American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification within one year of graduation. The Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) credential is earned by passing both the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination and at least one DMS specialty examination (Abdomen [ABD] or OB/GYN). Additionally, four of the graduates passed all three sonography examinations (SPI, ABD and OB/GYN) within one year of graduation.