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. Ninety percent 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, 70 percent will complete the requirements within 150 percent of the time requirements.

  3. The alumni and employer surveys, six months following graduation, indicate that respondents rate the graduate’s ability to:

    1. Critically think and use analytical reasoning in making clinical judgments (Meets or exceeds the college quality benchmark).
    2. Communicate therapeutically and effectively (Meets or exceeds the college quality benchmark).
    3. Perform entry level therapeutic interventions safely and effectively (Meets or exceeds college quality benchmark).

Last updated: November 2013

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