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    March 04, 2020
    Contact: Melinda Rose
    Director of Communications
    Tel: 413-265-2588
    February 26, 2020
    Elms College School of Nursing Ranks in Top 10 of MA Nursing Schools
    CHICOPEE, Mass. -- The School of Nursing at the College of Our Lady of the Elms ranks in the Top Ten of “Best Nursing Schools in Massachusetts” according to a recent ranking by RegisteredNursing.org. 
    “We are very pleased and gratified to be recognized by RegisteredNursing.org as a top nursing program in the state,” said Kathleen B. Scoble, Ed.D., M.Ed., M.A., RN, dean of the School of Nursing. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our nursing faculty and staff to provide a high-quality nursing curriculum for our students. As a result, Elms College nursing students have performed extraordinarily well on the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) exam over the past three years with an average pass rate of 98%.”
    To determine this year’s rankings, RegisteredNursing.org researched the 40 nursing programs across the state and analyzed their students' performance on the NCLEX-RN exam over the past five years. 
    In 2019, Elms College nurses achieved a 97% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam, while the national pass rate was 91%.
    This is the third Top Ten ranking for Elms College’s School of Nursing over the past year. It has been ranked in the Top Ten of nursing schools in Massachusetts according to both https://nurse.org and https://niche.com.
    The full rankings from RegisteredNursing.org are viewable at: https://www.registerednursing.org/state/massachusetts
    About Elms College
    Elms College is a co-educational Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle. 
    • Kathleen Scoble, Ed.D., M.Ed., M.A., RN, dean of the Elms College School of Nursing.
    • Elms College nursing students in the college’s state-of-the-art simulation lab.