pitt nursing acceptance rate

Last Updated on December 24, 2022

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program MSN and MSN to DNP completion programs are currently accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs until 2019.  The Program received a 10-year accreditation in 2009 (this is the maximum accreditation length) and received no citations or recommendations for change.

The most recent graduating class completed the program in April 2014.  The attrition rate for this class was 1/21 or 4.8%.  The historical attrition rate for the program since 1991 is ~5%.  The reasons for attrition vary but include family illness, personal illness, failure to maintain a 3.0 GPA or inability to gain the required clinical skill. 

Employment of graduates within 6 months of graduation

The University of Pittsburgh employment rate within 6 months of graduation for the last graduating cohort was 100%.  The historical employment rate within six months since the first graduating class (1991) is 99.9%.

National Certification Examination (NCE) pass rate for first-time takers

The historical first time pass rate for the University of Pittsburgh Nurse Anesthesia Program since 1991 is 95% and over the last five years (2009-2014) is 94% with the national 1st time pass rate averaging 88% for the same period.  The last cohort of students (Spring 2014) had a 95% first time pass rate and an overall pass rate of 100%.  By policy, the AANA Council on Accreditation allows programs to report the results of both the first and second attempts on the examination as a first time pass rate. 

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