Nursing Schools AlmanacIn the 2016 rankings of U.S. nursing schools, Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN) has been named the #2 school in the United States among vocational, career, and community colleges (two-year schools). BHSN has also been ranked as the #31 Nursing school in the New England region (out of 150 schools considered). Assessments and rankings were conducted by Nursing Schools Almanac.

Retention Rate

Retention Rate is the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year. For example, a student who studies in the fall semester and keeps on studying in the program in the next fall semester is counted in this rate.

First Year Fall - Second Year Fall Number of First-time, First-year Students Number of Students, Continued Next Year Retention Rate Percentage
2014 - 2015 102 71 70%
2015 - 2016 109 77 71%

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rate is the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. For example, for a two-year diploma program, entering students who complete within three years are counted as graduates.

Class Enter Year – 3 Year Period Number of Students Number of Graduates Graduation Rate Percentage
2012 - 2015 127 99 78%
2013 - 2016 111 84 76%

Job Placement Rates

Rates Nine Months Post Graduation 

Class of Dec 2014 81.30% 26/34
Class of May 2015 82.40% 42/51
Class of Dec 2015 94.10% 32/34

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

First-Time Takers

Class of Dec 2014 100% 32/32
Class of May 2015 96% 49/51
Class of Dec 2015 97% 33/34