Student Performance

First-time NCLEX-RN® Pass Rate by Fiscal Year

The NCLEX-RN® pass rate was based on data supplied by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON), who reports according to fiscal year July 1 to June 30.

Fiscal Year National State of Maryland UMSON
All U.S. RN programs All BSN programs All RN programs MBON standard BSN MS-CNL
2010 89% 86% 89% 80% 90% 91%
2011 88% 86% 88% 79% 88% 91%
2012 89% 85% 88% 80% 93% 95%
2013 87% 82% 86% 78% 97% 94%
2014 83% 78% 81% 74% 90% 89%

Completion Rate by Admission Cohort Based on Academic Year

The completion rate was calculated by dividing the total number of students who entered in a particular semester (i.e. fall 2006) and graduated within five years (i.e., before fall 2010) by the total number of students who entered in that particular semester (i.e. fall 2006). Thus, students who withdrew, took a leave of absence, or were dismissed remain in the denominator. The reported completion rate was based on the academic year aggregating both fall and spring admission cohorts.

Admission Cohort Timeframe
(# years)
Program
BSN MS Post-Master's
APRN Certificate Programb
Post-Master's DNPc PhDd
BSN RN-BSN RN-MS MS-CNL Other MSa
2006-2007 5 88% 80% 59% 94% 81% 64% 84% 46%
2007-2008 5 89% 81% 73% 90% 73% 70% 77% 45%
2008-2009 5 89% 80% 77% 91% 74% 75% 63% 71%
2009-2010 5 92% 74% 84% 85% 80% 65% 71% 84%

a Includes APRN, Nursing Informatics, Community Health, Health Systems Leadership and Management

b Includes six advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) specialties: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute and Primary Care Options), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Family

c Post-Master's DNP students were only enrolled in the program in fall semesters

d PhD student completion rates were based on seven-year timeframe.

First-time CNL Certification Exam Pass Rate by Graduate Cohort

The first-time CNL certification exam pass rate was based on data supplied by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC).

Graduate Cohort National Pass Rate UMSON Pass Rate
2010-2011 71% 100%
2011-2012 70% 67%
2012-2013 72% 90%
2013-2014 -- 92%

-- Value is not available

First-time Pass Rate on Advanced Practice Certification by Exam Year

The first-time pass rate on advanced practice certification was calculated by dividing the total number of students who passed one of the advanced practice certification exam by the total number of students who took one of the advanced practice certification exam.

Exam Year UMSON APRN
2010 91%
2011 94%
2012 91%
2013 96%
2014 91%

Employment Rate by Graduation Year

The reported employment rate was calculated by dividing the total number of respondents who were employed by the total number of respondents.

Graduation Year BSNa MSb Post-Master's APRN Post-Master's DNP PhD
2010 97% 99% 100% 100% 100%
2011 97% 99% 100% 100% 100%
2012 92% 95% 100% 100% 100%
2013 88% 94% 100% 100% 100%
2014 93% 91% 96% 100% 100%

Including RN-to-BSN

Including MS-CNL and other MS specialties