Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas College School of Nursing


  1. 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.
  2. The master curriculum plan supports matriculation through the nursing program.
  3. Clinical decision making, effective communication skills and independent learning will be integrated into the curriculum reflecting evidence based practice.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Upon completion of the program:

    1. 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.
    2. Eighty percent (80%) of eligible graduates will be employed in entry level healthcare settings six months after graduation.
  2. Graduation rates validate that of the students admitted to the nursing program, 75 percent will complete the requirements within 150% of the time requirements.

  3. 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:

    1. 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.
    2. Implement patient-centered care that optimizes health outcomes by involving patients and those close to them.
    3. Function effectively as part of the interdisciplinary team using effective communication to achieve quality patient care.
    4. Promote quality and safety by minimizing the risk of harm to individuals and providers.

Last updated: March 2015

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