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Program Outcomes

RCTC’s Practical Nursing (PN) 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 PN program admits forty (40) students each fall for the ten (10) month program. The students graduate with a diploma in practical nursing and are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN exam by the NCSBN.

Upon completion of the Practice Nursing program, students will be able to:

  • Cultivate accountability, integrity, and responsibility for ongoing professional growth in nursing
  • practice as a valid member of the health care team (Professionalism).
  • Practice within the ethical and legal framework for the practical nurse (Professionalism).
  • Identify the rationale for clinical decisions by integrating evidence based knowledge and practice to
  • the nursing process to provide safe nursing care across the life span(Critical Thinking)
  • Develop caring relationships with respect for human dignity and diversity (Caring).
  • Collaborate with patient, family, and the health team using evidenced based knowledge and practice
  • to achieve quality patient centered outcomes (Collaboration).
  • Safely implement nursing interventions based on the need for health promotion, health
  • maintenance, health restoration, and end of life care within the scope of the practical nurse (Nursing
  • Intervention).

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 Practical Nursing Program.


PN Outcomes 2014 2015 2016
NCLEX-LPN First Time Pass Rates 96.67% 91.84% 90.32%
Program Completion 78% 62% Available summer 2018
Job Placement 93% 90% 89%
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