SUNY Erie Community
College’s City and North Campus Nursing programs achieved perfect pass rates on
National Council Licensure Examination for
Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for the first three quarters of 2020.
Additionally, both programs have ranked among the top 10 in New York State with
RegisteredNursing.org - a nursing advocacy organization.
100% pass rate at each campus is higher than the passing rates for both the state
and the nation. 84.9% of nursing students passed the NCLEX-RN exam in
New York, while just over 83% passed nationwide over that same three quarter
time period. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),
which is the College’s nursing accrediting body, requires an 80% pass rate for
the programs to maintain their accreditation.
SUNY Erie’s Executive Dean of
Nursing, Dr. Patricia Losito, RN, MS, ANP, attributes the programs’ exam success
rate to the dedication of the students to their chosen field. “I could not be
more proud of our students on their achievement. Their hard work and
dedication to the nursing profession is evident in their success,” Dr. Losito
On its 2020 list of the best nursing schools in New York, RegisteredNursing.org
ranked the SUNY Erie City Campus program second in the state, with the North Campus
program ranked at number 8. The SUNY Erie program rankings are second in the
region only to the University at Buffalo, and are well above that of the
nursing programs at the three other regional community colleges.
SUNY Erie Interim President William Reuter notes that the
SUNY Erie programs benefit from the strength of its faculty who are seasoned
veterans in their field. “Our faculty and staff are second to none, and work
tirelessly to ensure that our students are fully prepared for the rigors of the
exam, as well as the profession,” Reuter said. “The pass rates and recognition
of our programs as among the best in the State reinforce what we already know;
that SUNY Erie’s Nursing programs provide a first rate experience for our
The NCLEX-RN data is based on the number of students who
took the exam between January 1 and September 30, 2020. A total of ninety-four (94)
students completed SUNY Erie’s programs and sat for the licensing exams this