Goals

  • The program will provide quality education to a diverse group of students enabling them to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN examination and obtain entry level employment as Registered Nurses.
  • The master curriculum plan supports matriculation through the nursing program.
  • Clinical decision making, effective communication skills and independent learning will be integrated into the curriculum reflecting evidence based practice.

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • The graduates will pass the NCLEX-RN on the first writing of the examination as verified by licensure reports from the NCLEX-RN Examination Board at or above the national mean.
  • Eighty percent (80%) of eligible graduates will be employed in entry level healthcare settings six months after graduation.
  • Graduation rates validate that of the students admitted to the nursing program, 75 percent will complete the requirements within 150% of the time requirements.
  • The alumni and employer surveys, nine months following graduation, indicate that respondents rate the graduate's ability as being at or above the College benchmarks to:
    • Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
    • Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care, and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
    • Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.
    • Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.
    • Perform entry-level therapeutic nursing interventions safely and effectively.

Last updated: May 2016

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