ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union was ranked as the third-best nursing program, and second-best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, in the State of Ohio for 2021 by RegisteredNursing.org.
The methodology for the rankings, as stated on the organization’s website, analyzes the pass rates of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which has been the national exam for nurses in the United States and Canada since 1982 and 2015, respectively. The pass rates are then averaged together and weighted by the recency of the exam.
Of the 96 institutions analyzed, Mount Union earned a score of 98.89 out of 100, making it the top school in Northeast Ohio.
“The weight of society falls on the shoulders of health care educators. Nursing faculty, in particular, are tasked to provide wave after wave of future nurses to provide care to an aging population during a national nursing shortage,” said Dr. Tim Meyers, professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Mount Union. “This past 16 months, this weight has been even more immense, with the pandemic and the need to educate in ways that kept students and faculty safe. The students and faculty in the Department of Nursing are to be commended for excelling under these circumstances. To be ranked as the top BSN nursing program in Northeast Ohio is validation that their dedication and persistence produce tangible lifesaving results. I could not be prouder to be a member of the Department of Nursing and University of Mount Union Family.”
Mount Union’s Department of Nursing features a direct-entry BSN degree and an accelerated second-degree BSN. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.