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Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Rochester Community and Technical College Associate Degree Nursing Program, the graduate will:

  • Practice within the ethical and legal framework of the nursing profession. (Professionalism)
  • Identify individual learning goals to promote life-long learning for personal and professional development within a changing healthcare environment. (Professionalism)
  • Integrate evidence-based knowledge, clinical reasoning and the nursing process to formulate safe nursing judgments when providing quality care. (Critical Thinking)
  • Demonstrate an attitude of positive regard, respect for diversity, empathy and integrity when providing relationship centered care. (Caring)
  • Collaborate with the patient, family and health care team utilizing evidence-based health information/informatics to achieve quality outcomes. (Collaboration)
  • Perform nursing interventions safely for individuals and families in a variety of settings. (Nursing Interventions)

Program Outcomes

The Nursing Program outcomes will be achieved at the stated level and the Nursing Department will collect objective data to document the level of success.

  • 85% of graduates 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 will graduate within 1.5 times the program length of four (4) semesters.
  • 80% of graduates will rate program satisfaction as “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied”.
  • 85% of graduates will gain employment in nursing within six (6) months.



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