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Program Outcomes

RCTC’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, in Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (http://www.acenursing.org/), and has been accredited since its inception.

The ADN program has two cohorts of students, one cohort for the generic track that enrolls sixty (60) students each Fall and Spring semester and a second cohort of ten (10) LPN mobility students who begin in the second semester of the AD program. The LPN mobility students are licensed LPN’s and receive credit for the first semester, N1117: Fundamentals of Nursing. Upon graduation, both cohorts have an associate in science or AS degree in nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

ADN Program Outcomes:

  • 80% of graduates (disaggregated by program option - Generic and LPN Mobility) will pass NCLEX-RN the first time at or above the national mean, based on Minnesota Board of Nursing Annual Report for first-time NCLEX-RN candidates.
  • 70% of students (disaggregated by program option - Generic and LPN Mobility) will graduate within 150% of the program length.
  • 80% of graduates (aggregated) will gain employment in nursing within six (6) to twelve (12) months post graduation.

RCTC is proud of our student’s achievements and maintain a continuous improvement plan for continued student success. The following table demonstrates the outcome data for the ADN program and the LPN mobility track.

ADN Outcomes 2014 2015 2016
NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rates 87.23% 89.47% 91.67%
Program Completion Available May 2017 Available May 2018 Available May 2019
Job Placement (aggregated) 87% 90% 80%
LPN Mobility Outcomes 2014 2015 2016
NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rates 87% 82% Not yet available
Program Completion 62.5% available Fall 2017 Not yet available
Job Placement (aggregated) no data collected not yet available Not yet available




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