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Accreditation & Licensure Exam

CCNE Accredited logoThe baccalaureate programs are registered with the New York State Education Department, Division of Professional Education, Education Building, 80 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor, West Wing, Albany, NY 12234, 518-474-3852.

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at SUNY Plattsburgh are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791

The nursing program holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (ACCN) and the New York State Council of Deans of Nursing of Baccalaureate Programs and Higher Education Nursing Programs.

Nursing Licensure Examination Pass Rates

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States.

NCLEX-RN Examination First-Time Pass Rate Percentage
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
Plattsburgh 86.5 90.2 98.1 87 92.7
New York State 73.1 78.2 81.6 84.7 88.8
United States 82.3 87.1 90.8 91.7 91.6

SUNY Plattsburgh pass rates exceeded the statewide pass rate in all 5 years.

SUNY Plattsburgh pass rates exceeded the nationwide pass rate in all but one year (2019).

Data source: https://www.op.nysed.gov/professions/registered-professional-nursing/nursing-education/new-york-state-nursing-programs/new-york-state-rn-nclex-results-2018-2022#baccalaureate retrieved 9/19/23

Number of First-Time NCLEX-RN Examination Takers
  2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 5 year average
Plattsburgh Test Takers 52 41 52 46 41 47

Find more information about first time pass rates in nursing through New York State Education Department, Office of the Profession. Information about the licensing examination may be found on the website of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

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