Undergraduate Students

After completing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, undergraduate students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.

At Loyola Nursing, we use Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) resources and standardized tests to help prepare you for the NCLEX board exam. Our 2023 NCLEX pass rate was 93.7 percent for first-time test takers.

For more information about NCLEX, please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Graduate Students

After completing degree requirements Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) students apply for the appropriate national certification exam.


  • Family Nurse Practitioner: 96.55%
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 93.75%
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 83.33%
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner: 100%
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist: 100%
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist: 100%