• 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.

Program Outcomes

  • Ninety percent (90%) of graduates will pass the NCLEX-RN on the first writing of the examination as verified by annual licensure reports from the NCLEX-RN Examination Board.
  • Eighty percent (80%) of eligible graduates will be employed in entry level healthcare settings six months after graduation.
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of students will graduate within 150% of the time requirements.

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

As verified by the NUR 202 Final Clinical Evaluation Tool, the NUR 202 Final Exam, and the ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor, students will:

  • 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

Nursing Achievement Data

Graduation Rate by Year

Graduation Rate
2013 80%
2014 83%
2015 88%
2016 87%

Licensure Pass Rate on First Attempt

CCHS Pass Rate
NC Pass Rate
National Average
2014 89% 78% 82%
2015 95% 81% 85%
2016 93% 81% 85%

Placement Rate within Six Months of Graduation

Number of Qualified Graduates
Number of Graduates Placed in Field
Job Placement %
2014 110 92 83.6%
2015 109 98 89.9%
2016 121 117 96.7%

Last updated: May 2017