On the heels of the College of Staten Island’s Nursing program receiving recognition from Best Accredited Colleges, ranking 33 on its 2021 list of the Best Associate Degrees in Nursing, the CSI Nursing Associate’s Degree program has been named to Nursing Schools Almanac’s 2021 Best Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs in NY.

Explaining its methodology, the publication stated that “For our 2021 rankings of ADN programs, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac compiled an extensive database of student performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)…We used our database to calculate each program’s NCLEX-RN pass rate among first-time test-takers. This is the standard program assessment metric reported by the New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions, as well as by the test’s administrator, Pearson Vue. Whenever possible, we calculated this first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate over an extensive period of time, typically the past decade of student performance. We then used this metric to rank all of New York’s ADN programs accordingly.”

By Terry Mares