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:
    • Successfully transition into entry-level practice to: make nursing judgments, implement one's role as a nurse, advocate for human flourishing and examine the evidence that understands clinical nursing practice.
    • Implement patient-centered care that optimizes health outcomes by involving patients and those close to them.
    • Function effectively as part of the interdisciplinary team using effective communication to achieve quality patient care.
    • Promote quality and safety by minimizing the risk of harm to individuals and providers.

Last updated: March 2015

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